In conjunction with Singapore Food Festival, Singapore's first ever Tea Festival hits us this weekend (22-23 July) at B4, ION Orchard! Organized by local heritage tea retailer, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co, the event will be showcasing 17 homegrown tea and lifestyle brands; guarantee to quench the thirst of any tea enthusiasts!
Besides checking out the latest tea collections, expect quali-tea bites and also learn more about tea via a series of workshops. Best of all admission is FREE, Isn’t that tea-rrific? The highlight of the event will be divided into four elements, i) Tea Market : showcase of our very own tea vendors, ii) Teapitiam: tea-themed pop-up café iii) Tea Room : tea themed workshops and craft sessions iv) Tea Museum.
We are extremely stoked be able to attend the Private Media Preview one day prior to the start of the event, so here's a sneak peak of the festival. Be sure to check the event, especially if you are around the vicinity!
1. TEA MARKET
Just in time for National Day, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co launches Classic Hawker Beverage Flavours Tea such as Bandung, Chocolate Malt, Longan & Pineapple. We had a taste of the Bandung Tea (Rose tea infused with cream) & we love it! And did we mention the packaging design is so old school adorable? Loves!
Collaboration Tea offers artisanal tea blends with customizable labels for any occasions. Alongside, they will also be launching two tea products, Marigold Black and ‘Thank You for Being Our Bridesmaid” – a clever gift idea from the Bride to the bridesmaids which pairs tea with jewellery.
Hush Tea is not just a tea brand but social movement that brings the world of hearing and deaf together. Through the workshops conducted, we are empowered through silence, where each TeaMood tells a story, our story. It is heartening and inspirational to know how they are contributing and uniting the community – both the deaf and hearing. Kudos!
Organic Tea Company Infusion-de-vie specializes in blending organic tea leaves and traditional Chinese herbs to restore vim, vigour and vitality. In this festival, they are also launching four new blends and two cold-fresh-brewed flavours. These cold brews which are charmingly packaged in a wine bottle sure caught everybody's attention!
Lifestyle Brands : Tea related titles at BooksActually, Tea apt knick knacks at Naiise and unique handmade ceramic tea wares at Mud Rock.
Other Tea Brands:A.muse Projects (Pictured above), Juan Tea, Pin Tea, Tea Chapter
A playful twist on our local Kopitiam (Coffeeshop) term, this 'pop up' teapitiam offers modern tea bites of all time favourite classics and modern reinventions.
One Kueh At A Time - Classic Soon Kueh & Vegan Beetroot Soon Kueh , all handmade based on a 30 year old family recipe
Inthebrickyard - Asian-inspired classic cakes like Ondeh Ondeh, Pulut Hitam. Festival exclusive flavours like Earl Grey Lemon & Earl Grey Lavender Chocolate Tea Cakes
Birds of Paradise - White Chrysanthemum gelato with Cacao Ribs and festival exclusive flavour : Chamomile & Torch Ginger Blossoms
Bird Bird - Ugnuts or ‘Ugly donuts' which features 1872 Clipper Tea Co’s Tea blends of Blissful berries and Jasmine Green Tea in two festival exclusive flavours, Berry Pockie & Macpash.
Other bites: Shermay’s Singapore Fine Food & The Naked Finn (Pictured above - Chilled Piquant Beehoon topped with Dried Sakura Ebi)
3. TEA ROOM
Featuring a special line up of tea-themed workshop and activities where attendees will learn more about tea culture. Some of the workshops include 'Floral Arrangement in a Teapot' by The Botanist and Her Thieves, 'Tea Towel Printing Workshop' by MessyMsxi, 'Tea Brewing Workshop' with Juan Tea.
For the full list of workshops and sessions and the prices , please visit : https://www.facebook.com/pg/sgteafest/events/
*Registration required , click here to register.
4. TEA MUSEUM
Photo exhibition of tea’s history and its marriage with our local culture throughout the years contributed by Tea Chapter, one of the oldest and biggest traditonal tea houses in Singapore.
Date: Sat 22 July - Sun 23 July 2017
Venue: B4 ION Station, ION Orchard
Time: 10am - 10pm daily
Admission: Free to Public
**PHOTO CREDITS : Mostly @LKKBEN (Ben) , Rest (own)