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Tea traditions

The history of tea has its roots in antiquity. The name of the favourite drink comes from Northern Chinese cha, which translates as “young leaf”. In China tea was known since 220 years, the culture began to cultivate it with the 350. At first, tea was an expensive beverage, it was drunk by priests and rulers as a medicinal drink that relieves fatigue, and strengthens the eyesight. In the 6th century, tea was a drink of nobles, from the 10th century and became common among the Chinese, at the same time began the development of the tea trade.

In 16-18 centuries, tea spread all over Europe. In the Netherlands there was a tradition to have a tea party after dinner, then it took roots in many European countries. Since the 18th century tea was grown in India and Sri Lanka, the seeds were brought there by the British. Later the plant started to breed on Java, Sumatra, Vietnam, Africa and South America.

Currently tea – the most popular drink in the world. Each country has its own traditions of tea drinking. Different Nations have different rules for brewing beverage, serving tea and accompanying treats

The English tradition of tea drinking

The British consume more tea from all Europeans. On average, each inhabitant per year falls by 2.1 kg of tea. Traditionally the British drink black tea with Continue reading

Gross national income of Japan, 1970-2013

For the period 1970-2013, the national income of Japan increased by 4870.4 billion. or in 24.3 times to 5079.1 billion. the change occurred at 47.1 billion. by increasing population of Japan by 23.4 million, as well as on 4823.3 billion. due to the increase of national income per capita in Japan 37935.6 dollars. The average annual growth of national income in Japan amounted to 113.3 billion. or 54.3%. Share in the world grew by 2.8%. Share in Asia declined by 21%. Share in Eastern Asia declined by 33.1%. Minimum national income of Japan was in 1970 (208.7 billion us dollars). Maximum national income of Japan was in 2012 (6126.4 billion us dollars).

For the period 1970-2013, the national per capita income in Japan grew by 37935.6 dollars or 19.9 times before 39947.8 dollars. The average annual growth of national income per capita in Japan was 882.2 dollars or 43.8%.

The change in national income of Japan described by linear correlation-regression model: y =x 145.711 -287082.796, where y – estimated value of national income of Japan, x – year. The correlation coefficient = 0.953. The determination coefficient = 0.909.

National income of Japan, 1970

National income of Japan in 1970 was $ 208.7 billion. occupied 5 place in the world and was at the same level as the national income of Germany Continue reading

Eastern New year in Korea

In Korea the New year has always been a very important holiday (Eastern New year, of course, according to the lunar calendar). It sought all day to spend at home, in the family circle. In the past years around the holidays, even petty criminals were released from prison to go home under parole. In the New year, it is rare to meet travelers, but if someone had to celebrate a holiday on the road, the innkeeper, traditionally did not take money from the traveler for meals and overnight. I can’t guarantee that if you arrive in Korea for the New year – i.e. on 12th Feb, — you will be provided with free billeting. But in any case you will not regret it.

What to do, say, in Seoul for the New year? Ideally a quick meet with some local citizen and to get invited (still homemade holiday when it is customary to pay visits). If not – go to the restaurant, so at least there’s plenty of naprobovatsya Korean new year treats. On the street you can buy roasted acorns “amp”, sticky caramel “ut”, beans “tan-UNSC” and other traditional sweets. Be sure to visit one of the many bars in Seoul-karaoke. Stranger you feel there will not be: I love the Koreans of the Soviet Estrada. This is the rare country (even more interestingly, a cap, and not the SOC), where modern Patriotic songs are very well known, and, moreover, extremely popular. I love Kobzon, Continue reading

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