La Mer Lion
The Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion on the body of a fish. The icon was born to symbolise the origin of Singapore as a fishing village, when it was known as Temasek or "sea town" in Javanese. "Singapura" is the portmanteau of "Lion" and "City" in Malay, with roots in Sanskrit.
We have created 2 tea blends that represent this symbolism, with "Mer" that means the sea in French, and "Lion", the King of the Jungle.
La Mer is a mélange of Japanese sencha, bluepea flower, lemon verbena and natural flavouring. The freshness and natural turquoise will remind you of a beautiful day by the tranquil sea.
Lion - A potpourri that consists of dandelion leaves, rooibos, blackberry leaves, lemon verbena, liquorice root, lemongrass, sunﬂower petals, blue cornﬂower and safflower. This spiced and bold herbal tisane represents the spirit of the majestic lion.
The two blends are made to be combinable into one, which we call La Mer Lion. It embodies the crossroad nature of Singapore, a melting pot nestled between the East and West, multiple thrive harmoniously. This is a blend that merge both fresh and bold flavours into something that is unique and satisfying.
The pineapple tart is a bite-sized flat pastry that is topped by a sweet pineapple confiture, which also comes in rounded forms with the same filling. It is a favourite snack in parts of Southeast Asia, and is a must-have in all homes during the Lunar New Year.
The significance of pineapple is because the Chinese words for pineapple has a similar sound of "good luck coming", hence it is much welcomed during this festival that is full of tradition and symbolism. For the same reason, the pineapple is also a popular traditional feng shui symbol of wealth, fortune, and prosperity.
We present to you our pineapple tart in a cup, a festive blend for the season consisting of black tea, caramel, dried pineapple and marigold flowers. A sip of the pineapple tea will bring you all the flavours, but without the calories!
Welcoming this Lunar New Year is our imagination of Singapore's traditional favourite for the season; our latest blend No. 888, Bak Kwa.
Bak Kwa or Rougan (肉干) is a salty-sweet barbequed dried meat that is remarkably popular in Singapore & Malaysia, which is a key snack served during the Chinese festive season for family and guests. Usually goes well with tea, we now bring you Bak Kwa in a cup, minus the calories.
100% vegan, our Bak Kwa is a smoky blend of black tea, lapsangsouchong, fennel, cinnamon, black peppercorn, orange peel & safflower to render the flavour of freshly grilled sweet and succulent BBQ meat!
Gong Xi Fa [ Marsala ] Chai !
Warm your heart this Christmas holiday with a bowl of our spiced Orh Nee tea, lovingly created especially with your family in mind.
Orh Nee is a popular teochew dessert made with yam paste, garnished with steamed pumpkin puree and boiled gingko nuts. The delectable dessert is normally reserved for special occasions, as it takes time and effort to prepare. Thus it is not commonly available even at local dessert stalls.
A Teochew tradition - it is customary to serve Orh Nee as the last course especially at restaurants catered to delicacies of the dialect group. We present to you our special Orh Nee tea blend to celebrate our achievements, and usher in the new year.
No. 842 Orh Nee is a blend of sencha, black tea, dried persimmon, forget-me-not flowers and natural flavouring.
Kebaya Blue is therefore a construct of rustic ingredients used in many traditional food and desserts in Singapore & South East Asia - lemongrass, butterfly blue pea, lemon verbena & bael fruit. 100% caffeine-free.
Chicken Rice is highly recognised as the national dish of Singapore. The dish is adapted from the early Chinese immigrants hailing from Hainan province of Southern China.
Chicken Rice is now available as tea, hand blended by Victor with the savoury Kukicha layered with lemongrass, ginger and fragrant pandan.
Ice Kacang, or shaved ice, is a popular dessert commonly sold by street vendors in Southeast Asia. Everyone loves the sweet-tasting shaved ice, with numerous toppings such as red beans, creamy sweet corn, grass jelly, attap chee (palm nuts) and an array of syrup with colours of the rainbow. Nothing beats the delightful and pleasing icy dessert that soothe the throat and cools down the body on a hot day.
As our grand finale for 2016, we out-do ourselves with the introduction of the Ice Kacang tea blend, recommended to have it iced with syrup & condensed milk (just kidding).
Ice Kacang is a dessert tea blend of Japanese Sencha, dried grapes, safflower,
forget-me-not flowers and flavouring.
Inspired and named after a local favourite dessert cake, Pandan Chiffon is a blend of roasted green tea, pandan leaves, osmanthus blossoms and cinnamon.
It is reduced in caffeine and we recommend to drink Pandan Chiffon on its own and without sugar.
Mango Sticky Rice is a blend of genmaicha, black tea, roasted barley, mango dices & candied coconut. Very much inspired by the Thai local dessert, the tea brews like a platter of roasted glutinous rice with the coconut and mango coming in towards the finish on the palette.
Our newest tea formula of Jasmine green, black tea, cranberries, lychee pieces & lily blossoms. Sweet tasting & tangy as the Japanese jelly dessert, Lychee Konnyaku tea provides the added malty texture and body for the gourmet tea lover.
It is also enriched with Vitamin C & antioxidants to reproduce qualities of a supple skin.
Rasa Sayang Hei! Nasi Lemak tea blend is inspired by the staple fragrant dish cooked in coconut milk & pandan leaf commonly found in Singapore, Malaysia & neighbouring countries.
Nasi Lemak tea is a fragrant rice blend of houjicha, genmaicha, coconut flakes, dried pandan, dried chilli & flavouring.
Re-introducing the Fortune Cookie Chai this Chinese Lunar New Year! The updated recipe this year is a festive blend of black tea, mallow blossoms, safflower, cardamon, ginger, sze chuan peppercorn, almond, vanilla & yuzu flavouring.
Note: Fortune slip available in every Fortune Cookie Chai tea caddy
Full-bodied breakfast tea, made for Singapore. Black tea blend of Assam, Ceylon & Keemun Red tea.
The Beau-tea in the Vernacular for Singaplural 2017 is our newest creation - No. 835, Seri Kaya. Crafted out of Victor's insatiable thirst for the aromatic Pandan, Seri Kaya is a blend of Japanese sencha, black tea, pandan leaves and coconut pieces.
The packaging label is designed by MessyMsxi. She went islandwide picking twigs and weathered leaves that we frequently overlook in our daily lives to give them a new beauty and purpose.
Seri Kaya (its namesake) is originally a coconut jam concocted by combining coconut, eggs, sugar and pandan leaves. Literally, Kaya means rich in Bahasa Melayu referring to the custard-like texture of the spread. Kaya is typically enjoyed with toast and a Teh Tarik or Kopi.
Pandan leaves has been one of Victor’s favourite ingredients in tea blending with Seri Kaya being ETTE TEA’s 6th Pandan edition.
A perfect marriage of our love for the Singapore chiffon cake & our mango madness, we present to you No. 836, Manila Mango Chiffon.
This updated dessert tea is a blend of roasted green tea, pandan leaves, mango bits, osmanthus blossoms and cinnamon.
It is reduced in caffeine and we recommend to drink Manila Mango Chiffon on its own and without sugar.
Pandan French Earl grey is a collaborative blend of the French-Singapore culture and taste. We are delighted to present to you this unique tea blend, created exclusively by Le Club Singapore x ETTE TEA.
Pandan-French Earl grey is a black tea with bergamot, blue cornflower, pandan leaves & natural flavouring.
The Singapore Tea Blend Collection is created with the introduction of ETTE TEA at the Museum Label of the National Heritage Board of Singapore.
The Singapore Tea Blend Collection is now available at National Museum of Singapore, Asian Civilization Museum, Malay Heritage Center & Indian Heritage Center.
Singapore Tea Blend Collection includes:
- Pandan Chiffon (18g)
- Chicken Rice (30g)
- Ice Kacang (30g)
- Seri Kaya (30g)
We have heard you, tea fans! Now you can know mix & match the 3 mini tea flavours that goes into your Mini Mix!
Pick 3 of your favourite local tea flavours :
We are really ETTE-cited and just in time for the festive gifting season!
Peanut Butter is a food spread made from ground dry roasted peanuts, but how about it as a tea version?
Meet Peanut Butter tea, the Ang Moh brother of our Seri Kaya.