Listen up tea aficionados, ‘cos we’re about to spill the hottest tea of the year! Following two previous successful editions, Singapore Tea Festival is back and expanded for its biggest run yet. Proudly presented by teapasar, the Singapore Tea Festival will be featuring over 50 tea time brands at Jewel Changi Airport, from the 19th to 21st of July.
Singapore Tea Festival 2019
The three-day festival celebrates tea brands and craftsmen from all over the world; invites you to engage and discover the world of tea with all its present and future innovations; and enhances your typical tea-time experience with over 50 tea, food and lifestyle brands. With brands showcasing their best of the best, there’s sure to be something that will tea-ckle your fancy!
Post-last-year’s edition, we’ve been seeing more new local tea brands launch with their own specialties and offerings. This year, the Singapore Tea Festival is gathering them up to present an expanded line of over 50 brands – all carefully curated to celebrate tea and its community!
Things to look forward to
Satiate your taste buds as you sip and snack on a variety of unique offerings at the festival! Look out especially for new launches – including UK brand Pukka known for their organic herbal teas, making its official debut here at the Singapore Tea Festival; and Kindred Teas’ bottled cold-brewed Rooibos Orange with Honey. For the first time, the festival will also feature bubble tea, where visitors can enjoy creative bubble tea flavours like Herbal Mint (Pei Pa Kao) Milk Tea from Woobbee, or feast your eyes on blossoming floral teas that bloom as they steep with Pétale Tea.
For your sweet tooth, why not opt for some speciality tea chocolate by Fossa Chocolate x Pekoe & Imp! Available in flavours of Oolong, Hongcha and Duckshit (no, we aren’t ducking around and yes, it is really a tea), savour the best of tea and chocolate in one bar.
There’s more to tea than drinking it, because natural skincare brand oasis:skin is teaming up with teapasar to infuse real tea leaves into solid shampoos and conditioners to nourish hair right from the roots with all the goodness of teas!
Dive deep into tea with masterclasses conducted by global and local experts to uncover unknown tea stories or gain insights to the tea cultures of Japan, Korea, Nepal and more. Watch the hottest talents vy for the top spot in the Tea Masters Cup and Kombucha Brew-off, organised by Australian Tea Masters and Fizzicle respectively.
Enhancing your tea time experience
This year, teapasar will also be launching a portable ProfilePrint – a rapid food scanner that identifies quality, taste profile and origins based on metabolomic fingerprint and machine-learning algorithms. Developed locally, it aims to bring greater transparency and efficiency to the food industry. teapasar is honoured to be supported by Enterprise Singapore’s StartupSG Tech programme which fast-tracks the development of proprietary technology solutions into a scalable business model.
Upping the ante – the technology can also recommend the perfect foods that will compliment your selection of teas to bring out fuller-tasting, well rounded flavours for an enhanced tea time experience. All of these conveniences, only with a simple tap on your phone.
For a first-hand experience of ProfilePrint technology, head to teapasar’s booth at the Singapore Tea Festival. Redeem a complimentary reusable Yixing purple clay glazed porcelain cup at the same time for you to sample teas at the various booths. Sustainable efforts? We stan!
Drink real tea, save the farmers with teapasar
With food authenticity becoming an increasing area of concern, it is important for us consumers to know if we’re drinking real tea or overpriced misrepresented ones. This is where teapasar’s ProfilePrint comes into play too. Authen-tea-city is guaranteed because the machine is able to identify the type of tea and country or region of origin, all without destroying the tea leaves. This technology forms the basis of teapasar’s assurance, so go ahead and make your tea purchases on the marketplace with an ease of mind! Drinking authentic and real tea also ensures that we support legitimate businesses and farms, which can go a long way in building a strong, sustainable tea community and improving the quality and supply of the tea leaves we all love.
Singapore Tea Festival 2019
19th July (Fri), 2pm to 10pm
20th & 21st July (Sat & Sun), 10am to 10pm
Jewel Changi Airport, B1 Atrium
Free Admission to public