Singapore has now given its iconic heritage brand, Yeo Hiap Seng (Yeo’s), a refreshing twist. Nestled in the heart of Singapore’s premier horticultural destination, Gardens by the Bay, the Yeo’s Drinkable Garden has sprung to life. This immersive experience, which celebrates the art of tea-making and nature’s bounty, invites visitors on a multi-sensory journey unlike any other.
A Tea-Lover’s Paradise
Picture this: An enchanting month-long exhibit that pays homage to the unassuming chrysanthemum, the star of Yeo’s signature chrysanthemum tea. The Yeo’s Drinkable Garden is an ode to this beloved bloom, and it’s a sensory feast for all who wander through its verdant pathways.
At the heart of this botanical adventure, you’ll find an installation inspired by Yeo’s chrysanthemum brews. These include the ever-iconic Yeo’s Signature Chrysanthemum Tea, the recently launched ‘heavenly’ Snow Chrysanthemum Tea, and an intriguing “test-kitchen” creation – Rose-Infused Chrysanthemum brew.
Crafting the Perfect Brew
This immersive journey takes you deep into the craftsmanship behind every sip of Yeo’s chrysanthemum tea. Learn about the meticulous process of cultivating and harvesting fresh flower petals, the art of drying, masterful brewing techniques, and the final touch of expert cooling and packaging. Discover the secrets that make each Yeo’s drink a masterpiece.
As a special tribute to Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, a commemorative edition of Yeo’s signature chrysanthemum tea awaits. These special packs, not available for sale, honor Mr. Lee’s legacy as Singapore’s “chief gardener.” They will be distributed in educational settings throughout Singapore, including Gardens by the Bay, a testament to Mr. Lee’s vision of transforming Singapore into a green city.
A Sustainable Sip
Yeo’s isn’t just celebrating its chrysanthemum heritage; it’s also looking towards a more sustainable future. By exploring new variants of chrysanthemum flowers for its drinks, Yeo’s aims to reduce its reliance on a single crop and contribute to a healthy supply of these beautiful blooms for generations to come.
The Floral Connection
The Yeo’s Drinkable Garden is a remarkable collaboration between Yeo’s, Gardens by the Bay, and the award-winning botanical studio, This Humid House. Known for their contemporary creations that reflect the climate, geography, and culture of our surroundings, they’ve created an immersive experience that marries tradition and innovation.
The Drinkable Garden perfectly complements Gardens by the Bay’s Chrysanthemum Charm, a changing floral display in the Flower Dome that opens on 29 September. This stunning display, inspired by the grasslands of Mongolia, features a diverse array of chrysanthemums, made possible by Yeo’s.