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.

A TEA JOURNAL IN 363 DAYS

Artist Ruby Silvious started a visual tea journal in 2015 to record her impression of the moment using used tea bags as her canvas. Breathing life into used materials and turning mundane objects into the extraordinary, to her the stains and different bag sizes add extra layer of contextual meaning to her art.

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.

TEA, HAPPINESS & HYGGE

Hooga, hugh, higgy? However pronounced, the feeling is easier explained than its phonetic realisation. Knowingly or unknowingly, we all have been embracing this Danish concept of a warm, fuzzy feeling for a number of years before the word entered popular lexicon. Naturally, hygge and tea are a complimentary fit.

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.

A SHOT. A POP. A BEAT, A DROP.

Listen closely: the elements in our body have the power to change the way we perceive our surroundings. Discover the science behind the different effects of caffeine on the brain in both tea and coffee, and how this has the power to change the way we hear music.