Australian Tea Expo website is up!

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Exciting news! Our website for our upcoming event in October is now up! Please check it out and read all about our event. You can now purchase tickets, book into classes, register as an exhibitor, submit an entry into the Golden Leaf Awards and lots more! http://www.australianteaexpo.com.au

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Melbourne Tea Fair – Date and Location Released!

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Greetings everyone! Australian Tea Masters is proud to announce that the Melbourne Tea Fair will now be held on the 6th of September, 2014 at the South Melbourne Market. Although tickets have not yet been released they will soon be available for pre-purchase via our website and will also be available at the door on the day. For general ticketing inquiries, please email info@australianteamasters.com.au.

In addition, we welcome inquiries from exhibitors and would love to hear about what you would like to showcase to this wonderful city. Potential exhibitors should also email info@australianteamasters.com.au for any questions about exhibiting and to sign up for an exhibit.

For more general information, please visit http://australianteamasters.com.au/blog/australian-tea-fair-melbourne

We look forward to seeing you there!

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The World Tea Expo

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The World Tea Expo is an annual event that no one in the North American tea world should miss. One of the largest tea expos in the world and with perhaps the largest range of tea exhibitors anywhere, this exhibition serves a tea industry that currently has a net worth of $8 billion – a number that is only expected to continue growing.

Exhibitors will include a wide range of tea suppliers and vendors, while many attendees themselves are looking to profit from the retail side of tea, and serve a large variety of different kinds of businesses. Even more exciting is the fact that many exhibitors – up to 30% – do not exhibit their teas in any other tea fair or exhibition in the world. Quite possibly the only time you will have to trial their newest and greatest blends will be at this expo.

You can find more information on this incredible event at http://www.worldteaexpo.com/

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The Australian Tea Fair – Melbourne

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We are excited to announce a brand-new event never seen before in Melbourne. Tea lovers, we present to you the Australian Tea Fair, Melbourne. This unprecedented event will surprise and excite tea enthusiasts of all flavours, and provide tea and industry knowledge to a scale that tackles even the world stage.

The Australian Tea Fair will be hosted by Australian Tea Masters at a currently undisclosed location in Melbourne, and is aimed to be set later this year. Tickets will be available via our website (stay tuned for more press releases here!) and at the door, with exhibiting opportunities open upon arrangement. If you’re interested in having your own exhibit, you can discuss this with the director of Australian Tea Masters, Sharyn Johnston, at sharyn@australianteamasters.com.au. We strongly encourage tea companies to open exhibits and broaden their audiences. Other exhibiting parties will include blenders and masters of all stripes.

In addition, there will also be several tea seminars with well-respected industry speakers. This event is perfect for both those just interested in tea as well as those who make tea their world and business. The event will be ripe with opportunity, and for a tea lover in Melbourne, certainly isn’t something to be missed!

Stay tuned for more information!

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Mastering in Tea

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Last week kicked off yet another wondrous iteration of the Australian Tea Masters Certified Tea Master course. This round’s collective of potential tea masters have attended a three-day intensive, to properly prepare them for the exciting road ahead.

And what a brilliant multicultural group we’ve had! Our training class was filled and brimming with fantastic future tea ideas. Their warmth, enthusiasm and passion for tea was paramount for the success of the very first Certified Tea Master class for 2014.

Each student received 60 of some of the world’s most unique and valued teas, as well as a collection of professional Tea Master tools to begin their journey into tea. Their training was conducted under well-respected individuals in the tea industry, including our black tea specialist, as well as puerh and Japanese tea. We were also very lucky to have our own Honorary Tea Master Steve Carroll present throughout the three days to share his epic adventure throughout Yunnan Province and Taiwan as a roving tea reporter. On top of all this, we also had our very first Tea Master Charity Hobbs take the class to a new level on oolongs, and we experienced new and alternative brew methods for tea.

After our exciting visit to the World Tea Forum in Korea in October and experiencing the amazing teas of Boseong County, it was important to ensure that Korean teas were also included in all future trainings.Over the coming 14 weeks the students will be experiencing Turkish teas as well as other exciting challenges in their weekly classes. They have exciting times to come, and their prosperous faces fill us with the hope that they will each become fabulous, well-trained Certified Tea Masters!Our next Tea Master intake will be in July, with another following in August. You can read more about them (and sign up) here: http://australianteamasters.com.au/become-a-tea-master.

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South Korea Photo Gallery

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Last year our ringleader and in-house Tea Master Sharyn Johnston was invited to the World Tea Forum. It took place in Boseong County, South Korea, and we’ve decided to share the photos here on the Teapress.

To read all about Australian Tea Masters adventures in South Korea, feel free to waltz over to our website.

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Coffee and Tea Festival NYC

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The New York City Coffee and Tea Festival is running this weekend, on the 22nd and 23rd of March. This sold-out event is one of the most exciting coffee and tea events in the region and, in addition, is listed as one of the 10 best events in New York.

This event is an amalgamation of 60 worldwide exhibitors and their award-winning, delicious and awe-inspiring products. 25,000 square feet of exhibition hall is the stage for this world-renowned event, and attendees appear from around the United States and all four corners of the globe.

Doors will open at 11PM each day and close at 5PM. Despite the event’s current status as sold out, it does run annually and you will still be able to secure a ticket for next year’s event, when they eventually go on sale.

Check them out at http://www.coffeeandteafestival.com/nyc/.

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