The News Desk

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    Fast Company

    Surprise! The Long Island Iced Tea blockchain pivot didn’t work

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    New York Times

    Can a Cup of Hot Tea a Day Help Preserve Eyesight?

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    ETonline.com

    Mariah Carey Finally Gets Her Tea After Slaying Her New Year's Eve Performance in Freezing Weather

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    NBC news

    Tea and karaoke become daily obsession for China’s older crowd

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    Oprah.com

    How Doctors Stay Healthy Through the Winter

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    The Japan Times

    The British tradition of afternoon tea is alive and evolving in Japan

Brewing Bad

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.

The News Desk

  • Award Image

    Fast Company

    Surprise! The Long Island Iced Tea blockchain pivot didn’t work

  • Award Image

    New York Times

    Can a Cup of Hot Tea a Day Help Preserve Eyesight?

  • Award Image

    ETonline.com

    Mariah Carey Finally Gets Her Tea After Slaying Her New Year's Eve Performance in Freezing Weather

  • Award Image

    NBC news

    Tea and karaoke become daily obsession for China’s older crowd

  • Award Image

    Oprah.com

    How Doctors Stay Healthy Through the Winter

  • Award Image

    The Japan Times

    The British tradition of afternoon tea is alive and evolving in Japan

Cheese Tea: a tea fad here to stay or fade away?

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 cup of tea a day, keeps dementia away

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.

In Search of Earl Grey

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.

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

It takes a village to raise a cuppa

When the unwitting soldiers of the Ming Dynasty met the ingenuity of the villagers from Tongmu village, one of the most distinctive teas was borne. Thus, the legend of Lapsang Souchong.

Cottonopolis: a cocktail of English & Japanese influences

Using Japanese meets Peruvian ‘Nikkei’-style cuisine, Cottonopolis have ventured further than their home of Manchester to create a venue full of exciting twists and turns. Still staying true to their Northern heritage, they’ve used a mix of East and Western flavours in their tea menu culminating in the iconic cocktail ‘Milk & Two Sugars’

The Longest Feud

Immortalised in stamps, postcards and pictures, for the longest time China and India had been laying claim as ‘The World’s Tea Original Source.’ It took science sleuths decades of search and testing to finally settle the dispute.

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.

The cultures club

Coffee Kombucha, symbiotic mould, and brewing your own healthy tea features as fermentation takes over the nation.