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Singapore, 19 September 2023 - This September, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. is thrilled to announce its first Seasonal Tea Collection, a curated selection of rare, limited edition specialty teas uniquely shaped by its season and the elevation of terrain. As a specialty tea blender, we aim to deliver an unparalleled tea-drinking experience of fresh, handpicked teas from this season’s finest. 

Discover the Unique Characteristics of Specialty Teas

At The 1872 Clipper Tea Co., we believe in sharing our passion for specialty teas with the world, where every cup tells the story of its unique origin and flavours. As a testament to our unwavering pursuit of tea excellence, we focus on two remarkable teas - First Flush Darjeeling and Dong Pian Oolong. Each tea is meticulously crafted to capture the distinctive flavour and aroma associated with its limited seasonal window. 

“As an established global tea supplier, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. proudly possesses a robust, vertically integrated tea supply chain, collaborating with the finest tea plantations worldwide and our master tea crafters to create each blend,” says Mr Rehan Amarasuriya, Head Tea Taster of The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. “This collection is special to the brand as the seasonal phenomenon only grants tea growers a two-week harvest window each year, making it exquisite and rare in nature. I would like to extend an invitation to tea enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and the curious alike to embark on this journey of specialty seasonal teas.” 

First Flush Darjeeling

Originating from the high-elevation fields of Darjeeling, India, First Flush Darjeeling is a highly esteemed tea variety known for its exceptional qualities, prized by tea connoisseurs worldwide. Today, the Darjeeling region is home to many renowned tea estates, each producing its own unique variations of the First Flush Darjeeling teas.

Only a relatively small quantity is sourced from its first spring harvest, where the youngest and most delicate tea leaves are carefully handpicked. This flush is known for producing teas with flavours that are often described to be floral and notes hinting at newly sprouted leaves.

The distinct flavours and limited seasonal availability that define First Flush Darjeeling tea serve as a testament to its celebrated position as the “Champagne” among teas. Embark on a sensory journey through spring as you savour this remarkable tea today.

Dong Pian Oolong

Dong Pian Oolong distinguishes itself from other oolong teas with its unique flavour profile, resulting from a late winter harvest. Its name in Mandarin translates as “winter sprout”, reflecting the distinct cultivation and harvesting methods employed in the tea-growing regions of Nantou County, Taiwan. 

During the winter season, the tea bushes undergo slow growth, as cold temperatures and reduced sunlight force the tea leaves to absorb more nutrients from the soil. Only the most tender leaves are selected for plucking, followed by a carefully crafted process that brings forth the desired flavour profile. Its radiant, light gold liquor has a mellow floral-like sweetness and subtle fruity notes of apples.

Dong Pian Oolong shines with its versatility, allowing it to be steeped multiple times and revealing a different sensory experience that evolves beautifully with each brew. Discover the rare beauty of this exceptional tea and savour its gratifying qualities.

Limited Seasonal Tea Collection

The Seasonal Tea Collection comprises two exceptional tea varieties: First Flush Darjeeling 70g and Dong Pian Oolong 100g. Each distinct gift set includes elegantly presented teas in glass jars, which are accompanied by an ornate perfect teaspoon. You can exclusively find these sets at The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. retail outlets in ION Orchard and Jewel Changi Airport, as well as on our official online store at https://clippertea.com.sg.

Kindly click on this link or enter into bit.ly/1872clippertea your browser to view high-resolution images showcasing our Seasonal Tea Collection.

Seasonal Tea Drinks Exclusively Brewed

Welcome to our tea bar, where you can discover exciting flavours and delights in your cup. We pride ourselves in crafting something new that caters to every palate during the changing seasons. Join us as we introduce our all-new selection of seasonal tea drinks: First Flush Darjeeling and Dong Pian Oolong.

First Flush Darjeeling - Prepared as a hot or cold brew tea, be prepared to savour a delicate floral aroma with notes reminiscent of newly sprouted leaves. 

Dong Pian Oolong - Offered as a hot or cold straight tea, expect a crisp, floral-like sweetness complemented by subtle fruity notes of apples.

From the bright arrival of spring in Darjeeling to the winter harvest of Nantou, we bring you our inaugural collection of seasonal tea drinks, exclusively sold at $6.20 and solely available at both ION Orchard and Jewel Changi Airport tea bars.

For Media Inquiries, Please Contact:

Johnny Low
Ecommerce Assistant Manager
The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.
Tel: +65 9171 9161
Email: johnny.low@nava1872.com


Tricia Loh
Brand & Marketing Executive
The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.
Tel: +65 8102 9030
Email: tricia.loh@nava1872.com

About The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.

The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. is Singapore’s earliest tea producer, blender and retailer. For five generations, it has been providing premium farm-to-cup specialty teas. Since its beginning at a jewellery boutique along High Street 150 years ago, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. continues to be widely appreciated for its consistency in quality, signature aroma and refined taste. The brand remains committed to sourcing and offering the finest teas from all corners of the world.

Working closely with ethical partners towards a sustainable global tea industry, the heritage brand empowers the lives of Sri Lanka’s tea pluckers by championing fair living wages. It specialises in tea technology and innovative efforts towards driving a sustainable global tea industry. 

For more information, visit https://clippertea.com.sg.

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