AN UNCOMMON JOURNEY

Full of idealism since young, Martine Batchelor was born in the town of Béziers, France. Realising it's better to change oneself before thinking of changing the world, she went to Korea at 18 to become an ordained nun. She shares with us her path less travelled and shed some light on Korean tea ceremony and Zen Buddhism.

A LEGACY BEYOND TEA

In an effort to contact Basamlu Kisikro, a lady in India who helps villagers convert opium farming to tea plantation as a form of social agriculture, it stirs up thoughts of one’s own tea legacy.

CHEESE TEA: A TEA FAD HERE TO STAY OR FADE AWAY?

Cheese tea, a new tea drink that has taken Asia by storm and established a foothold in US. Some may find it disgusting, while others think it’s the best thing since bubble tea. We share with you our impression of cheese tea that’s attracting long queues and inspiring specialty cheese tea shops to pop up.

A BRITISH AFFAIR

Quinteassential & Forest Gin partnered in Forest Gin’s second offering: Earl Grey infused gin with Quinteassential’s Imperial Earl Grey. From ingredients to end bottle, it’s a showcase of British craftsmanship.

AN AMERICAN'S ODE TO BURMESE TEA LEAF SALAD

American chef and author, Elizabeth Howes, translate her love for Burmese culture into a modern salad recipe book. By design, the recipes are uncommon, complex and intense. Brimming with fresh vegetables, spices, fruits, teas, nuts and other ingredients, the recipes are brought to life featuring an iconic dish that’s often describe as thrilling and addictive: the Burmese tea leaf salad.