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
Travellers wishing to explore the traditional methods of greeting different nationalities and tribes, must be ready for anything. Not to be trapped, we bring you 10 most unusual ways of greeting.
Any tourist who arrived in New Zealand, faced with the traditional greeting of the indigenous Maori people called “hongs”. According to the ancient tradition, when two people they need to touch or RUB each other noses. This symbolic act is called “ha” or “breath of life” and, according to the beliefs, it comes directly from God.
The Council . In case of lack of experience, do not close eyes to monitor your distance, otherwise you will find yourself in an awkward situation.
In any other point of the globe protruding tongue can be seen as a sign of disrespect and insults, but not in Tibet. Custom show languages appeared in the 9th century during the reign of the evil king lang Darma, who had a black tongue. After his death, the villagers feared that he may move into another person’s body, so everyone started to greet each other with his tongue, a sign that they are not evil. This tradition has been preserved and is often accompanied by crossing hands on his chest.
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Asian cuisine has long been loved by many gourmets, Chinese and Japanese dishes can be found on the menu of most cafés and restaurants in the world, but recently gaining increasing popularity spicy and rich spices kitchen Korea.
Every gourmet knows that Asian cuisine is primarily a mix of thousands of different flavors. Chefs have masterfully blended a variety of seasonings, spices and sauces, creating real culinary masterpieces. Perhaps that is why Asian cuisine has become so popular in Europe and America, the palette of flavors of dishes which are much less diverse.
Until 2012 culinary traditions of Asia were represented mainly Chinese and Japanese cuisine, but recently this company was diluted amazing and mysterious cuisine of Korea. Much more sharp, full of spice and incredibly helpful, she conquered the tastes of many lovers of the Asian culture. Now to try bulkogi (fire meat), kalbi (ribs on the grill), bibimbap (rice with vegetables, meat, egg and hot pepper), not to mention the famous snack kimchi vegetables, fern, seaweed, mushrooms and soybeans is everyone who calls himself a foodie and follows new gastronomic trends.
Kimchi, by the way, is the ancient dish of national importance, Continue reading