World’s Biggest Tea Bag title brought to Brisbane

Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea official sponsor Madura Tea Estates are bringing the world’s biggest tea bag title to Brisbane, calling on all locals to raise their cups for a record!

A 120kg tea bag will be displayed in King George Square this Wednesday 19 March from 6am-9am, with citygoers invited to make a donation to fill the teabag and tip it over 150kg for the Guinness World Record.

The World’s Biggest Tea Bag is part of the national launch of Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in Brisbane.

Media are invited for photo, filming and interview opportunities:

Who: CCQ spokesperson Katie Clift, CEO Madura Tea Estates Barry Cosier, Ambassador Alana Lowes.

What: World’s Biggest Tea Bag, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea garden party, Madura tea giveaways.

When: Wednesday 19 March from 6am to 9:30am.

Where: King George Square, Brisbane City.

Contact: Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson

Katie Clift

Mobile : 0409 001 171

Cancer Council Queensland will host a garden tea party during the launch, inviting Brisbane locals to sign up to host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on May 22 this year.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a national fundraising event that invites Aussies to host or attend a morning tea to raise vital funds for cancer research, prevention, early detection and patient support programs.

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said in 2013, more than one million Australians shared a cuppa for the cause.

“Over the last two decades of tea partying, $110 million has been raised for Cancer Council collectively,” Ms Clift said.

“This year, we hope to attract more than 6700 morning tea hosts and raise more than $2.5 million from Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea events held across the State.

“Raise your cup with us – register to host a morning tea or schedule one in to attend.

“Together, every cup of tea counts – we can beat cancer!”

Over the next few months Madura Tea Estates are hosting several events for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, with the World’s Biggest Tea Bag growing a little larger at each event.

“Small donations at each of our events or buying some Madura Tea is all it takes to grow the tea bag and indeed grow the amount raised for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea,” CEO of Madura Tea Estates, Barry Cosier said.

Madura Tea have designed two host packs that can be purchased online and posted straight to your door. 15 per cent of host pack sales will be donated to Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

In addition, over the next few months when Aussies purchase specially marked packs of Madura Tea and register online, 5 per cent of each pack will be donated to Cancer Council.

More information about Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is available at or by calling Cancer Council Queensland on

1300 65 65 85.

More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available via Cancer Council Helpline

13 11 20 or

For more information or interviews, please contact:

Katie Clift, Executive Manager, Media and Spokesperson, Cancer Council Queensland

Ph: (07) 3634 5372 or M: 0409 001 171