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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

Korean salads

To fully experience all of the details of such a wonderful country like Korea should begin with the study of traditional cuisine. A wide variety of dishes, salads, soups – all this diversity will make marvel any palate. Most of the recipes are cooked according to old recipes with observance of all technology of the past centuries. The recipes of the most delicious dishes to this day are passed down from generation to generation.

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The traditions of Korean cuisine

The most famous and the most popular Korean dish is kimchi. People in Korea eat it almost every day. In total, this dish consists of pickled vegetables: cabbage, peppers, cucumbers, etc. the Main side dish is rice, as it is a favorite addition Koreans.

It has long been customary to judge the well-being of Korean at home and on the abilities of the hostess at the serving table. A distinctive feature of this nation is not the order of presentation or appearance of dishes, and their number. This focuses particular attention. Than a guest is considered desirable and dolgozhdannoe, the more food he should submit, such is the tradition of Korea.

In our time, few Koreans away from their old traditions, as the main-at Continue reading

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Holidays

New Year — a holiday that brings joy to any home in any CT the wound of the world. In calendar rituals of the Japanese, like all peoples of East Asia, this festival belonged and belongs first place. It is not only important from the winter holidays, but the most important feast in General, more relevant to people’s lives than perhaps all the other holidays combined. No accident in modern Japan for the period of new year holidays, which is called o-segatsu (first month of the year), accounts for the largest part of the holidays. Generally New year is celebrated from December 29 to January 3 and almost all state and commercial institutions are closed.

New Year — a holiday special. Holiday, when you remember all the good and try to forget all the bad things left from the past year. In late December, the Japanese are preparing for the New year: restoring order in their homes, buy presents for friends and family, sign greeting cards (nengajo), cook timed to the holiday Christmas dishes put in front of the gate or at the entrance of the house decorations from pine kadomatsu, which symbolically guard the house from all harm. Many Japanese in the Christmas holidays going to their homes, visit local temples to pray and ask yourself and your family prosperity in the coming year (Azumaya). Continue reading

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