Best Tea House in the Toon: Quilliam Brothers

Quilliam Brothers Tea House in Newcastle has been a popular tea-lover hide out since its arrival in 2013. Striving to expand the tea experience in the North East, their city-central tea house brings inspirations from Hungary, India, China and Germany under one roof, offering an extensive tea menu of over 60 tea leaves concoctions, as well as a reasonable range of coffees, able to satisfy every lover … Continue reading Best Tea House in the Toon: Quilliam Brothers

The Silk Roads – an ambitious, fascinating but overwhelming history of Asia 

The history of the West’s rise to prominence has traditionally been told as a linear one. From the cultured Ancient Greeks to the all-powerful Roman Empire, Renaissance Europe to modern democracy – the West, history has told us, is the centre of the world. But Peter Frankopan disagrees. In his book The Silk Roads, Frankopan, an Oxford historian with a childhood obsession with maps, makes … Continue reading The Silk Roads – an ambitious, fascinating but overwhelming history of Asia