The News Desk

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    The Japan Times

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

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    The Telegraph

    'Champagne of teas' under threat as protests hit Darjeeling

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    New York Times

    The tea lady, once a fixture at British soccer clubs, endures mostly as a mythical image from a simpler time.

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    Deutsche Welle

    Does drinking hot drinks on a scorching summer's day really cool you down?

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    Newsgram

    Arunachal "tea lady" reason behind vanishing opium cultivation

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.

The News Desk

  • Award Image

    The Japan Times

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

  • Award Image

    The Telegraph

    'Champagne of teas' under threat as protests hit Darjeeling

  • Award Image

    New York Times

    The tea lady, once a fixture at British soccer clubs, endures mostly as a mythical image from a simpler time.

  • Award Image

    Deutsche Welle

    Does drinking hot drinks on a scorching summer's day really cool you down?

  • Award Image

    Newsgram

    Arunachal "tea lady" reason behind vanishing opium cultivation

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.