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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

The History of Korean martial arts

P o comparison with China or Japan in Korea to have survived much less reliable historical information. From classical treatises have survived, only one was created quite late, in 1789, “the MUI the you. konji” (“Drawing the Outlook of martial arts”). Multifaceted negatively influenced by tradition and political culture and ideology of the country. And the Japanese occupation of 1910-1945 years, during which the colonialists pursued a policy of forced assimilation and suppressed all manifestations of the true Korean culture, actually almost stopped a number of traditional Korean martial arts.

Greatly complicates the identification of the true picture and strenuously maintained on both sides of the 38th parallel, the company propaganda, in which many official historians of martial arts hard to prove that martial arts in Korea are not inferior in ancient times, Chinese unique tradition. However, not all of the facts on which they rely, can be considered as a definite confirmation of such a concept.

“Stand typical of Korean martial arts” if you wish, of course, can be found in threatening postures and gestures of the figures the guardian spirit, guarding the gate of Buddhist temples, such representations are found not only in Korea but also in other countries of the region. On ancient Continue reading

South Korea travel Guide South Korea

Invaluable assistance in the preparation of the guide was provided by the national Organization of Tourism of Korea. Now Russian tourists appeared comfortable and reliable travel guide for South Korea. Travelers will be able to discover mysterious, mystical, yet modern and dynamically developing country. The country – pearl of the Far East – South Korea. Nice to add that from January 1 2014 year from Russia to South Korea is a visa-free regime!

South Korea – a distant and mysterious Russian tourists to the country.

A country famous for rich culture and ancient history, you parasite Buddhist temples and monasteries. Royal palaces of ancient dynasties and numerous fortresses. Healing mineral springs and clean sandy beaches.

But there are other modern Continue reading

The Tradition of celebrating New year in Japan
Before the New year is only a few days. In anticipation of the holidays and new year holidays I would like to tell our readers about the features of this…

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Festival in South Korea
In light of the political events that are now taking place between two countries with common roots, of course, strange sounding words about the holidays and festivals. But life always…

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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…

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