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Our goals are to offer knowledge for specialty tea growing, encourage collaboration between tea growers, promote tea agriculture, recruit academia to teach "best practices" for growers, and represent US tea growers across the globe.

Resources for 

Tea Growers

• "Ask the Expert" Q&A                 

• Knowledge Database                    

•Growing Resources

Upcoming events

    • Sunday, August 08, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)

    David Campbell will discuss Hand Processing vs Machinery as well as what is considered to be hand made tea. Can you use some machines and still be handmade? Join us to find out the answer!!

    • Sunday, September 12, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)

    Jason McDonald, Timothy Gipson and Virginia Lovelace will take you through the process of Hand making yellow tea. They will also discuss what is going on during the process of making tea and machinery that will help in the processing of this tea.

    • Friday, October 01, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Sunday, October 03, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Hammond, LA

    We are very excited to announce that we are holding an in-person annual meeting this year! Below is the tentative schedule, but please note that some of the times and details may change. A few of the presenters are still unsure if they will be able to attend in person due to COVID.

    We would like to invite participants to submit samples of their teas before the event. Please write Angela (president@usltg.org) for more information.

    Lunch will be provided during the conference, as well as dinner on the 2nd.

    There is a block of rooms reserved at the Comfort Inn in Hammond with a special group rate of $111/night. You MUST book by September 9th to get this rate. Use this link to book https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/GR02I3

    Sept 30

    Informal Meet/Greet/Dinner in Hammond


    October 1

    8:30am Meet at Hotel and carpool to Hammond Station

    9:00am Arrive at Hammond Station

    ·       Tour Fields

    ·       Presentation by Yan and Jason Stagg 

    12:30pm Leave for David's Farm

    1:pm Arrive at David's Farm

    ·       Lunch (Catered in)

    ·       Tour of Tea House/Grounds/Field

    ·       Presentation by Yan about USDA Grant

    ·       Pluck Leaves

    5:30pm Depart for Hammond

    6:00pm Arrive at Hotel

    7pm Optional Dinner 


    October 2

    8:00am Depart for David's

    8:30am Arrive at David's

    8:45am Start Rolling

    10:45am Begin Oxidation

    10:45am Presentation by Virginia about what is happening

    12:45pm Lunch (catered in)

    1:15pm  Tasting of Teas Sent in by Members

    2:45pm Begin Drying

    3:15pm Presentation by Nigel or Jason about Tea Machinery in the World

    4:45pm Finish Drying

    5:30pm Depart for Hotel

    6:00pm Arrive at Hotel 

    7:30pm Dinner at English Tea Room Covington (included with ticket)

    October 3


    8am Depart Hotel for TGMTC

    9:30am Arrive at TGMTC

    9:45am Tour of Fields and Tea Shack

    12:00pm Leave for Lunch (in Brookhaven) 

    12:30pm Arrive in Brookhaven for Lunch 

    *Tasting of tea made the day before served before lunch is served

    2:00pm Depart for TGMTC farm

    2:30pm Arrive at TGMTC farm

    2:45pm Presentation by Williames Harvesters/demo of harvesting

    5pm Depart for Hotel

    6:30pm Arrive At Hotel

    7:00pm Optional Dinner


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Watch our calendar for events near you,

including our monthly webinars.

What is the US League of Tea Growers?

The US League of Tea Growers is made up of dedicated tea growers, educators, enthusiasts, and retailers to actively encourage the growth and production of high value specialty teas within the USA. We provide education, resources, and support in all facets of your tea growing journey! 

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