“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.
Quinteassential is a Chester, UK based loose leaf tea boutique with award-winning unique teas and healthy tea blends. We create and design artisan teas of uncompromising quality, inspired by travel, culture and the arts. We are also the long term partner of choice for some of the best global and UK’s hospitality organisations.