Esplanade Presents


Tea without borders: From fossil leaves to agarwood tea

Lau Kiat Boon (Singapore)

25 Nov 2023, Sat, 5pm


(Intermission: None)

Studio 219 (Esplanade Mall, #02-19)

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Fossil evidence suggests that tea plants existed more than 30 million years ago. We have been reimagining tea since we discovered and first learned to use tea leaves. Today, the geographical origin and processing of a tea greatly affect its economic value and consumer acceptance. 


Agarwood is part of Indian culture, highly revered in seminal texts of Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam. 


In line with the Singapore spirit of celebrating multiculturalism, Fort Sanctuary advocates for an extended concept of tea without borders.


Lau Kiat Boon, director of Fort Sanctuary, will share his experience in creating contemporary specialty tea using agarwood during the firing process while paying homage to traditional tea processing techniques.

Recommended Age: All ages
Language: English
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Date & Time

25 Nov 2023, Sat


Studio 219 (Esplanade Mall, #02-19)

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