A little background story..
The brand name “Thunder Tea Rice” was inspired by the origin name of the dish Hakka Lei Cha Fan 擂茶饭. “Thunder” was named solely due to when both our founder, Mr. Alvin Tan and Mrs. Callie Lim had their very first taste experienced with the Tea, also now known as Thunder Tea. They both had a shocked in their mouth, which they interpreted to be like a lightning shock thus, the ‘雷’(“thunder”) which was extracted from the word ‘擂’ (“grind”). That was when Thunder Tea Rice Ptd Ltd was formed 18 years ago. And decided to name their signature dish, Hakka Lei Cha Fan 擂茶饭 as “Thunder Tea Rice”.
The journey was tough at the beginning when both owners received numerous anonymous calls criticizing them if they understood Chinese characters, as the ‘擂’ meant ‘Grind’ and not ‘Thunder’. It’s a branding that they’re trying to create. From a nobody in Singapore knowing what’s Hakka Lei Cha Fan (“Thunder Tea Rice”) to introducing and teaching all customers how to enjoy this dish.
Now, Hakka Lei Cha Fan 擂茶饭 is known as "Thunder Tea Rice" in Singapore.