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2023  Australian Tea
Cultural Society
Tri-City Seminars

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 - Sunday 10 September 2023

Sydney - Saturday 21 October 2023

Melbourne - Sunday 5 November 2023


Brisbane Seminar  

Northgate Hall

Cnr Scott & Ridge Street


QLD    4013

Sydney Seminar  


280 Pitt Street


NSW    2000

Melbourne Seminar 

Community Hub

on the Dock

Level 1

912 Collins Street


VIC   3000


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.

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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.

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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.


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

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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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