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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.

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.

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.

FROM HERE TO NOMAD'S LAND

After spending 11 years as a financial controller for a global automobile brand, Jeremy Goh quit his job and pursues his dream as a writer and photographer. Traveling the less trodden path to seek new experiences and connections, Jeremy found himself in unventured Afghanistan, driven by a wandering spirit and refueled by the hospitality of native tribes.

A 'GANDHI' TOAST TO THE NEW YEAR

2016 is shaping to be an eventful year, notably with Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as the next US president. Instead of champagne on ice, we borrow a tea with salt recipe from a global peace icon, Mahatma Gandhi, for a tea toast to usher in the new year with new possibilities.