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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.

UNDER SIEGE: TEA IN SYRIA

“Before Russia invaded Aleppo in December 2016, and while we were besieged in eastern Aleppo by the Assad’s militias and targeted by the Russian warplanes, tea was from the few items still available in the markets. Tea was so important that all people had already stored plenty of it. Nevertheless, making tea needed fuel that was getting less and less and by then electricity was part of the past.” Wissam Zarqa sheds some light on tea in Aleppo and its changes in the last decade.