1872 Clipper Tea

In 1872, A young ceylonese by the name of balage porolis de silva planted his roots in singapore

…bringing along with him his love for Ceylon’s finest teas at a jewellery boutique along High Street. Hailing from Sri Lanka where having tea is a daily ritual for relaxation and enjoyment, he wanted to enhance his customers’ appreciation of jewellery with tea. This family-run business has kept his legacy of artistry and craftsmanship alive through five generations.

Our name, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co., pays homage to the historic Clipper ships that raced to carry the freshest teas around the world. The 1872 Clipper Tea blends are widely appreciated for its consistency in quality, signature aroma and refined taste. We proudly invite you to be part of our story and to join our community of tea lovers.


Singapore's oldest tea producer, blender and retailer

Part of the B. P. de silva group

A 5th generation diversi fied holdings company managing brands in the luxury and commodities space, such as Audemars Piguet (Singapore), RISIS, Senso Group, etc.

Served at 260 F&B establishments in singapore

Enjoy a freshly brewed cup of our tea along with your meal at cafés, restaurants, and hotels, such as those under Dome, the Les Amis Group, and the Unlisted Collection Group.

Strong retail presence

In addition to the flagship store ION Orchard, they have a strong distribution network made up of tourist-centric partners & strategic retailers.

Overseas distribution

In addition to the retail outlets, you can also find their teas in Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Thailand and the Maldives.

Long-standing relationships with storied institutions

Raffles Hotel Singapore and UOB Bank partner with them for their own private label products.

Quality assurance

Factory in Sri Lanka are FSSC 22000, Halal and fair trade certified.