Australia is known internationally for its high-quality products, impeccable standards, as well as our green and clean practices. Tea, however, is not usually one of the products that most people would think of as Australian, in fact, most Australians would be surprised to know that tea grew here at all.
To understand our current situation, we must go back to where it all started, to a time when tea culture was deeply ingrained in our social fabric and how tea, as a commodity, played an important role in our economic history.
The rolling farmland of the Somersby Plateau on the N.S.W. Central Coast is home to AUSTEA H.Q. and some day be covered in tea plantations and a m...