Product type: Tea
Company: Gryphon Tea Company
Year established: 2006
Product selection(s): Artisan, GranCru, Gourmet, Specialty Application
Company background: Gryphon was founded by Lim Tian Wee in 2006, with a mission to make high-quality, gourmet teas accessible to discerning tea drinkers seeking new taste experiences.
Lim is of the third generation of a Singaporean tea manufacturer, Lim Lam Thye Private Ltd. Lim Lam Thye first established the tea business in Singapore as a provision store selling specialty Chinese tea from China. The business then expanded into sourcing food commodities, tea processing, blending and packing.
Lim has been a tea drinker since he was a teenager. His passion for fine tea gave him the idea to create his brand of tea selections. As the family business involved sourcing tea and herbs from reputable growers and plantations all over the world, he was inspired to combine food flavours into tea. This Gryphon Tea’s innovation includes the use of new ingredients in tea such as the Sichuan pepper, Japanese katsuobushi, Tahitian vanilla, Dutch chocolate, wild mushrooms and gold dust.
Gryphon has received international accolades from the Great Taste Award in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and The Monde Selection in 2010.
Artisan Selection: Hand-picked by Gryphon’s master tea blenders from leaf teas and herbs from all around the world. Each tea bag is made with silken sachets to deliver full flavour. This experimental range is inspired by Asian ingredients like ginger, chai and sencha.
Black Tea: British Breakfast Tea, Contessa Grey, Earl Grey Lavender, Straits Chai
Green Tea: Hanami, Pearl of the Orient, Marrakesh Mint, Osmanthus Sencha
White Tea: Nymph of the Nile, White Gingerlily
Herbs: Chamomile Dream, Lemon Ginger Mint
Grand Cru Selection (to be released in 2012): Teas selected from several regions to represent the distinctive characteristics of the location. Tea leaves are freshly sourced from plantations across China, India, Japan and Sri Lanka to represent the epitome of tea drinking.
White Tea: Silver Needle (China), Royal Peony (China)
Green Tea: Lion’s Peak Dragonwell (China), Gyokuro Pearl Dew (Japan)
Black Tea: Darjeeling Margaret’s Hope TGFOP 2nd Flush (India), Assam Hazelbank TGFOP1 2nd Flush (India)
Oolong Tea: Iron Buddha Superior (China), Dan Cong Magnolia (China)
Gourmet Selection (only available in Singapore directly from Gryphon): This is a range for F&B outlets. It aims to pair with the variety of international cuisines available in the local food industry.
White Tea: Gold Muscato, Cherry Blossom, Seabreeze, Jade Needle, Pomegranate Ruby
Green Tea: Yuzu Kukicha, Sakura, French Vanilla Sencha, Genmaicha, Yuzu Pear Blossom
Oolong Tea: Osmanthus Oolong, Four Seasons Oolong, Orchid Oolong, Vintage Red Robe 1998, Ginseng Oolong
Black Tea: Earl Grey Classic, Chocolate Truffle Mint, French Vanilla, Mexican Mango, Tiramisu, Caffeine-Free, Bael & Pandan, Strawberry Cream, Peach Nectar, African Sunset, Swiss Berry Herbs
Herb: Pink Rose Buds, Lemon Myrtle, Roman Chamomile, Peppermint, Mulberry
Specialty Application (only available in Singapore directly from Gryphon): An innovative selection of products catered for the new generation of consumers. The essence of the tea remains, with variations such as the addition of matcha powder or having it served over ice.
Matcha Powder: Matcha Powder, Matcha Premix (Sweetened), Organic Matcha
Iced Tea: Forest Berry, Summer Peach, Southern Comfort
Latte: Honey Ginger Chai Latte, Earl Grey Latte, Marsala Chai Latte
Where to buy:
ETC Marketing Sdn Bhd: 1) Lot T107, 3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, No. 285, Jalan Maarof, 59000 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: +603 2096 0178 OR 2) Lot 160, 1st Floor, The Curve Shopping Mall, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Tel: +603 7728 7289
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