Win over your foodie friends with these unique tea blends. By Deborah Lin
Previously, we showcased local tea brands with a whole lot of character, heritage and spunk. Here’s another edition of local tea companies – for the foodies who love their desserts, wines and specifically, green tea.
1. More Local Tea Brands to Love: Allerines Premium Tea
Have a cuppa with your favourite dessert. (Photo: Allerines Premium Tea)
Signature teas Flavours to compliment desserts
The story behind Allerines Premium Tea Having tasted intriguing tea blends during their travels abroad, the founders wanted to bring the same experience of good quality teas and interesting flavour profiles to Singaporeans. They started Allerines in 2011, and provided loose leaf teas in tea pyramid form as an alternative to the lower grade tea dust offerings in supermarkets.
Back then, they were also the first to introduce exciting blends to compliment desserts. Think Strawberry Shortcake (black Ceylon tea with white chocolate, strawberries and cream flavourings) and Pear-fect Oolong (Oolong teas with pear, rose and aloe flavourings).
Gift your tea drinking fans these blends in Christmas Tea-rrific Joys! Each festive box set includes five assorted tea samplers.
These Christmas Tea-rrific Joys! will make a lovely gift. (Photo: Allerines Premium Tea Facebook)
Find your cup of tea Other than the abovementioned, co-founder Wyna also recommends Sakura (green teas with cherries and floral undertones), or the caffeine-free African Sunrise (Rooibos with blackcurrants, blackberry leaves and flowers). Coffee drinkers can check out Earl Grey (black tea with bergamot flavouring).
2. More Local Tea Brands to Love: A.muse Projects
Sauvignon Tea is inspired by the white wine, Sauvignon Blanc. (Photo: A.muse Projects)
Signature teas Wine- and alcohol-inspired tea blends
The story behind A.muse Projects Feeling unfulfilled in the banking industry, founder Angela quit to pursue her keen interest in finding out more about tea. Inspired by what she learnt abroad, she set up A.muse Projects in 2013 to inspire others (like she was) through the teas she sources, and share the knowledge about the world of tea.
Keen on learning more about teas? Follow @amuseprojects on Instagram for the latest updates on pop-ups and regular workshops. You’ll get a whiff of the amazing signature tea blends, and maybe get a taste too!
This Christmas, get Mistletoe Magic with its mint chocolately tones. The special holiday blend includes black teas, cacao nibs, peppermint and spearmint. Or gift one of their limited edition Christmas gift boxes such as Bundle of Joy Christmas Gift Box. This hamper includes Mistletoe Magic tea, tea ware, tea-infused body butter, linen tea towel, passionfruit jam and even a potted gold succulent!
Fall in love with this Bundle of Joy Christmas Gift Box – perfect for tea fans! (Photo: Inner Matcha Facebook)
Find your cup of tea Start with recommended wine blends, Riesling Tea (white tea with lemon grass, apricot fruit, lemon myrtle and flower petals) and Sauvignon Tea (green tea with grapefruit peel, calendula and flower petals).
3. More Local Tea Brands to Love: Inner Matcha
Matcha has up to 10 times more nutritional benefits than green tea! (Photo: Inner Matcha Facebook)
Signature teas Matcha (ground green tea leaves)
The story behind Inner Matcha Unable to find high quality and affordable matcha in Singapore for their daily fix, the founders started their own outfit offering matcha from Japan.
Those looking for a health boost will appreciate the nutritional benefits of matcha – up to 10 times more than the original superfood green tea! That’s because matcha is ground into a fine powder, as compared to brewing the loose leaves or tea bags of green tea.
Inner Matcha launches its e-store in December. There will also be a subscription option for customers to get fresh matcha powder delivered every month, as well as artisan tea ware (like bamboo matcha whisk, bowl, wooden spoon and coaster) for sale too.
Look for the launch of e-store Inner Matcha next month. (Photo: Inner Matcha Facebook)
Find your cup of tea Co-founder Jordan recommends Morning Matcha for its well balanced flavour. It’s perfect to start your day or battle the afternoon slump.