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A MELTING POT OF TEA

WITH BYRON

Immerse yourself in a unique experience of appreciating Singapore’s history through Tea. Sample and appreciate 4 different kinds of tea. Get hands-on experience on various tea making practices, including traditional Chinese tea packing, Indian “Tea-pulling” and blending your very own modern tea flavour. Meet local tea enthusiasts and hear the stories of how their businesses had to adapt for survival through the years.

ITINERARY

Being a “melting pot” of racial diversity, the tea culture that was brewing in Singapore was as myriad as the local population. A population where tradition, beliefs and identities blended with one another. 

To start the day, have breakfast in an old coffee shop shophouse Here, you will get your first taste of a local breakfast tea, accompanied with a traditional Singaporean breakfast. 

Next, find yourself in an old Chinese tea-house that has withstood the test of time. Witness the tea creation process from leaf to cup. You will then get to try your hand at wrapping tea leaves, the traditional Chinese way.

Next, find yourself in an old Chinese tea-house that has withstood the test of time. Witness the tea creation process from leaf to cup. You will then get to try your hand at wrapping tea leaves, the traditional Chinese way.

Travelling from Chinatown to Amoy Street, learn about the early immigrants that came to Singapore in search of a brighter future. Stop to try a cup of Teh Tarik, a version of tea brought to Singapore by Indian-Muslim immigrants. Be fascinated by the process of tea “pulling” back and forth between 2 cups. This is done to cool the tea, and create a froth at the top. It’s like making a Cappuccino, but with tea!

The final leg of the tour will take you to a modern tea atelier that takes pride in blending their own local inspired flavours. Here, you will blend your own personalized flavour, and put your sense of smell to the test! 

End the tour with a special souvenir from us, and perhaps also with a fresh perspective of your new favourite beverage.

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Details & Faqs

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  • FAQs
    1. Is this tour only about tea?

      This is actually a tour about the history and diversity of Singapore. As Tea is a common beverage, it is useful as a reference point for insights into the local culture. Also, tea-making experiences are really fun! Alternative beverage options are available at some of the stops.

    2. How much walking is involved?

      This is a walking tour to various sites in Chinatown, and the total walking distance is approximately 2.5km over 4hrs, with various stops in between. Guests are advised to wear light comfortable clothing, and a comfortable pair of walking shoes.

    3. What kinds of food and drinks are provided?

      Breakfast will be a local version of eggs and toast, with a Kaya (coconut jam) spread. It’s our favourite breakfast! There will also be a variety of Indian puffs and pastry, most of which are vegetarian friendly. 

    4. Is this suitable for children?

      Of course! With the stories we tell and the hands-on activities provided, children will find it both fun and educational. If caffeine intake is a concern, we do have alternative beverages, or caffeine-free options at various stops. 

  • Why Join This Tour

WHAT’S INCLUDED

1 Local breakfast

2 tea making experiences (1 traditional + 1 modern)

4 tea sampling opportunities

Tea packet souvenirs

Discounts on tea purchases

Many stories about the local tea trade and Singapore’s history

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

WHAT’S INCLUDED

1 Local breakfast

2 tea making experiences (1 traditional + 1 modern)

4 tea sampling opportunities

Tea packet souvenirs

Discounts on tea purchases

Many stories about the local tea trade and Singapore’s history

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

MEET YOUR CHIEF

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