Rehan Amarasuriya, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.

Rehan Amarasuriya, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.

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23 November 2022
In the Spotlight: How does a vintage tea brand fight climate change as well as keep up with the times?
The 1872 Clipper Tea is Singapore’s oldest tea producer, blender and retailer.
The heritage brand, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, is renowned for its commitment to delivering the finest teas from all corners of the world.
In the Spotlight on Prime Time, Bharati Jagdish speaks with its fifth gen leader, Rehan Amarasuriya, Director of The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. and Executive Director of B.P de Silva Holdings on how are they keep that legacy alive, the challenges they face with climate change and of course, what’s next?
Highlights from the conversation:
02:25: The challenges Rehan faced taking over the business as the tea industry continues to evolve
05:16: Standing up against the coffee and bubble tea culture
07:01: Surpassing the competition from other tea brands that have entered the local market
09:36: Ensuring transparency in the supply chain as ESG concerns become more prominent among consumers
13:37: Ways the tea industry can sequester carbon dioxide and mitigate climate change

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03 September 2021
Mind Your Business: What the tea industry will look like in a post Covid-19 world
Founded in Singapore in 1872 by Balage Porolis de Silva, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co is in its fifth generation of leadership and prides itself on offering fresh and high quality tea products. But like any other sector, the tea industry has not been spared by the unwavering pandemic as well. Rehan Amarasuriya, Executive Director, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co, shares more about the brand's business model, challenges they had to overcome due to Covid-19, and their plans for the future.

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