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A guide to gifting this CNY

Because it’s possible to have too much bakkwa.

1. Royal Istana Grand Lapis and A.Muse Projects Gem of West Java tea

There’s kueh lapis, and there’s the intensely rich 18-layer Royal Istana Grand Lapis, made by the family of confectioners that has served treats to five generations of Indonesian presidents. In a truly Indonesian pairing, the seasonal gift set comes with the complementary Gem of West Java, a limited edition tea blend by A.Muse Projects, created from black tea from West Java blended with pu’erh, cinnamon, clove and fennel.
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2. Newby Tea’s Year of the Rooster festive caddy

The luxury tea brand has introduced an artful limited edition tea caddy for the holiday season, inspired by Chinese imperial art and classical Victorian wallpaper prints, and filled with Newby Tea‘s award-winning Assam tea.

3. Johnnie Walker House Lunar New Year collections

These three exclusive festive collections are available through Diageo’s Private Client service at the Johnnie Walker House Singapore, a by-invitation-only private suite, so you’ll earn major points for gifting these. The Fu Lu Shou and Zodiac collections portray the three deities and 12 animals engraved on glass bottles, respectively, but the Keep Walking China special edition bottle, topped with the Johnnie Walker Blue Label blend, is most distinct for its depiction of a Chinese scroll painting when four bottles are lined up. 

1 George St