Singapore’s first Tea Festival will make its debut at the upcoming Singapore Food Festival 2017 from 22 – 23 July at ION Orchard. Organised and presented by local heritage tea retailer The 1872 Clipper Tea Co., the Singapore Tea Festival celebrates one of the world’s most popular beverage with a showcase of 17 homegrown tea and lifestyle brands. An interactive experience for tea enthusiasts and the tea-curious, the weekend festival will feature new tea collections and signature tea blends, tea-inspired wares and modern tea bites, alongside tea-themed workshops and a tea heritage exhibition.
The highlights of the Singapore Tea Festival includes four main elements – a ‘Tea Market’ to showcase homegrown tea vendors, a tea-themed pop-up café ‘Teapitiam’, a ‘Tea Room’ which will host workshops open to the public, and a ‘Tea Museum’.
Shop and sample new tea collections and tea flavours from a mix of established and artisanal homegrown tea brands at Tea Market, including a National Day collection of local hawker-drinks inspired tea from The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.; floral teas inspired by iconic Singapore neighbourhoods from Pin Tea; a series of traditional herbal tea and modern flavours steeped in health benefits from Juan Tea as well as new organic cold brews and tea blends with traditional Chinese herbs from Infusion- de-vie.
Adding to the mix are tea-related lifestyle offerings such as tea-pairing literature titles curated by BooksActually, lifestyle products from Naiise, and ceramic wares by Mud Rock.
Curated by Burpple, one of Singapore’s fastest growing food recommendation platforms, the festival’s Teapitiam is a pop-up café offering modern tea bites of all-time favourite classics and modern reinventions created by iconic local chefs. The curated medley of tea-inspired foods includes a festival-exclusive gelato from Birds of Paradise, one-off special edition Ugnuts by Bird Bird and earl grey tea cakes by Inthebrickyard – all using flavours infused with tea blends from The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.
Shermay’s Singapore Fine Food is a range of Singapore sauces and crackers based on food consultant and cookbook author, Shermay Lee’s family recipes and Singapore’s rich culinary heritage. Snack on prawn fries, prawn crackers and bitternut crackers which are perfect with their fiery Cilicuka, Sambal Hijau, and Ginger Garlic sauces.
One Kueh At A Time offers two signature Soon Kuehs – the classic Soon Kueh and vegan Beetroot Soon Kueh, all handmade based on a 30-year-old family recipe by Nick Soon.
Tea Rooms & Tea Museum
The Tea Room will feature a series of tea-themed workshops and creative craft sessions dedicated to discovering more about the intricacies and culture of tea. Travel through time to discover the origins behind the aromatic beverage and its rise to prominence at the Tea Museum. This exhibition chronicles tea’s expansive history and its convergence with Singapore culture with nostalgic photographs contributed by Tea Chapter, one of the oldest and biggest traditional tea houses in Singapore.
Registration is required for all workshops and talks. Visit @SGTeaFest on Facebook for more details.
The Singapore Tea Festival 2017 is proudly presented by The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. in conjunction with Singapore Food Festival 2017, in partnership with ION Orchard and Burpple.
Date: Sat, 22 July – Sun, 23 July | Venue: B4 ION Station, ION Orchard | Time: 10am – 10pm daily | Admission: Free to public | Information: www.sgteafest.com | Facebook: sgteafest | Instagram: @sgteafest
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