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2021 Annual Meeting

  • Friday, October 01, 2021
  • Sunday, October 03, 2021
  • Hammond, LA


  • Registration for a guest (non-members)
  • For current paid members of the US League of Tea Growers.

Registration is closed

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 ( 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

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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