Tea cutting demonstration and competition at 08:00
How fast is fast? Harvesting tea is no joke: it is hard work, very hard work. You sweat, because it's hot. And the sickle is sharp. Come and see how professional men and women battle it out to be the fastest rooibos tea harvester on the day. Experience the process on the land: see, smell and experience the graft that goes into making that cup of tea happen.
Agricultural discussion at 09:30
We spoke to young farmers in the industry, and their hope for the day was to be able to hear a few seasoned farmers sharing their techniques --- and maybe a secret or two. There are so many questions about how, what, where and when, and they’re keen to be enlightened. Come and listen to this lively discussion forum. There will also be an exposition on the latest advanced technology and agricultural products, plus discussion around many other questions, such as how can you run a sustainable farming industry? How important is it to farm with nature? If you’re curious to know more, make sure you do not miss the variety of agricultural talks and exhibitions.
Processing Demonstration at 12:00
Have you ever seen a Rooibos plant up close? Or breathed in the freshly chopped tea? Do you ever wonder how the tea progresses from a seedling to the “stokkies” in your teapot? Come and see how Rooibos tea is grown: the harvesting, chopping and fermentation process. We know you’ll see your favourite tea with new eyes!
Entry to talks and demonstrations are covered by your entrance ticket.