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Sound design and branding studio founder, Craig Burgess, on what inspires him and how he begins to create music and sound for games, brands, events and television commercials among many other projects. Watch video
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.
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.
In the 19th century, long before the first tea bush was planted in India, fast freight ships known as tea clippers vied with each other to deliver the first spring tea harvest from China to England. At stake were prestige and profit as the first tea to market commanded the highest price.
Chifir is a concentrated form of black tea brewed in Russia prized for its narcotic effect, and is a snippet of an outlaw culture common in Russian prisons.
Based on American chef and author, Elizabeth Howes’ recipe, Bernadine assembles her own Burmese tea leaf salad, "Laphet Thoke". This beautiful dish is iconic in Burmese Cuisine, light, fresh and easy to put together. A perfect summer salad. Watch video
Dr Amanda Waaldyk shares her difficult journey to motherhood. Her inspiration to start a women health hub that readies a woman mentally and physically to conceive by meditation, acupuncture, yoga, nutrition and Chinese herbal tea.
Left or right cup? Choose the wrong cup and it may get you killed. This is the secret tea ritual of the Triad, Hong Kong’s version of the mafia.
Tasting notes on a seldom heard of herb from the northwestern region of China. The Kunlun snow chrysanthemum is supposedly rare and a miracle herb with many medical properties.
Maria Karra, founder of Emfasis, an organization dedicated to helping the disenfranchised on the streets and the refugee camps of Greece discovered the best formula to ease the misery of those in greatest need is in simple gestures.
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 recent study by a researcher in the National University of Singapore showes daily drinking of tea reduces risks of dementia in older persons by 50%, and as much as 86% for those who are genetically at risk of Alzheimer’s.
Surprisingly lots of tea lovers are not aware that Earl Grey is a real person, and not a fictitious name concocted by tea companies. Quinteassential traveled to Howick Hall in Northumberland to speak to the descendant of Earl Grey to find out more about the man behind the eponymous blend. Watch video
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.
UK based, Belgian chef Michael Vanheste shares his tip for baking with tea as an ingredient and a recipe for baking Viennese Whirls, infusing it with Quinteassential’s Imperial Earl Grey blend.
A chance discovery of a dusty Pu-erh in a kitchen cabinet leads to question about its price in relation to supply, demand and its cultural pedigree.