2023 Australian Tea
Committed to culture and community
The Australian Tea Cultural Society (AUSTCS) is proud to announce its 2023 annual event, the 7th Australian Tea Cultural Seminar is to be presented as a tri-city series. Join us in Melbourne, Sydney and/or Brisbane for one day of tea culture and networking spread across three cities.
The Tri-City Seminar Series
BRISBANE SYDNEY MELBOURNE
Brisbane - Sunday 10 September 2023
Sydney - Saturday 21 October 2023
Melbourne - Sunday 5 November 2023
Cnr Scott & Ridge Street
280 Pitt Street
on the Dock
912 Collins Street
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each seminar will have the same core content, with the addition of a unique local segment curated by the city's seminar team. Included are our most popular sessions as well as
new additions to advance Australia's foremost tea culture event.
Each seminar will consist of the following:
Ceramic Cup Presentation
Welcome by Tea
International Presentation with Live Q&A
Unique Local Segment
Volunteer Tea Brewers' Emporium
What is the Ceramic Cup Presentation?
Every year since 2018, AUSTCS has run a Ceramic Cup
Competition in conjunction with the Australian Ceramics
Association. After judging entries, we commission the winning
ceramicist to make bespoke cups for our event. This session
includes the unboxing of your very own handmade teacup and
a presentation by the winning potter, who will give you the
background to your cup, the design process, its significance,
and its production.
What is Welcome by Tea?
Welcome by Tea is a ceremony of sorts, extending hospitality
to members in the room. Each table will be hosted by a Volunteer
Tea Brewer who will serve their favourite teas to members at their
table. It’s a very personal interaction between the brewer and
their guests, sharing information on the brew, its significance to
the brewer and any other bits of information they wish to share.
All this while collectively enjoying each beautiful infusion.
What is the International Presentation?
New to the 2023 seminar is an opportunity to virtually visit tea estates
and regions to immerse in global tea cultures and production
through a beautiful video presentation. This year we will travel to
the home of tea, China. After the journey you will have the
opportunity to ask questions via a live link to our China
representative from the CCCFNA.
What is the Unique Local Segment?
Each city's seminar team has sought to provide a unique local
segment to address their community's interests, therefore the
afternoon segments in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne will be
different from one another.
Refer to each city’s seminar for details.
What is the Volunteer Tea Brewers' Emporium?
Our Volunteer Tea Brewers are a crucial part of Welcome by Tea;
this year we say 'thank you' by hosting a brief market-style
emporium for them. Once the seminar closes you can make your
way over to a dedicated retail area where you can chat and
purchase the teas you have enjoyed during the day and other
related items such as accessories.
VENUE & TICKETS
Now you know more about the new-look Australian Tea Cultural Seminar for 2023, the Tri-City Series, all you need to do is select the seminar which best suits you. Dedicated tea lovers might even consider attending more than one – if so, we would be so happy to see you there!
Each seminar is limited to a maximum of 50 delegates.
Click to find out more and purchase your tickets.
If you are a current AUSTCS Donor you are eligible for a Donor’s discount;
please contact us if you have not already received your offer via email.
SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
Each year AUSTCS has been privileged to work with some amazing Sponsors and Supporters
of the Australian Tea Cultural Seminar.
This year AUSTCS is pleased to introduce you to our 2023 Official Sponsor
It Could Be Your Companies Name Here!
Contact David Lyons on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ceramic Cup Competition
Earlier this year we partnered with the Australian Ceramics Association to invite potters to submit a teacup for judging. The winning ceramicist is commissioned to produce the AUSTCS cup for 2023.
Previous AUSTCS Ceramic Cup Competition winners have been Annemieke Mulders (2018),
Minna Graham (2019), Christopher Plumridge (2020), Sylvie Riches (2021) and Angie Russi (2022).
Keep an eye out on our social channels for updates on the cup competition's progress or check out the Cup Competition Page on the AUSTCS website for details.
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