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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 cuisine

History of Korean cuisine originated in the distant past. Documentary evidence of Korean culinary art found in ancient Chinese and Japanese sources.

The Chinese mentioned Korean dish called magic, which, according to historians, probably is a precursor of bulgogi (thinly sliced, soaked in special sauce of beef, roasted on the fire). In the Chinese Chronicles of the VI century BC mentions with admiration the Korean art of fermenting soybeans. 1300 years later, in 700 Japanese chronicler mentioned that soybean paste tenjan was first brought to Japan from the Bark. Since then, tenjan, received in the name of Japan’s miso is still widely used in Japanese cuisine.

Koreans have long loved and appreciated meat. This is evidenced by the fact that in Buyeo, one of the ancient Korean States, in the II century BC officials, to which were breeding cattle, horses, pigs and dogs, enjoyed a high status and rank were almost immediately behind the king.

Great influence on the development of Korean cuisine was provided by the emergence in Korea of Buddhism approximately in the year 400 of our era. More and more common instead of meat then began to get vegetarian dishes with very complex recipes. It was during this period in Korea are beginning to drink the tea and ancient tea ceremonies Continue reading

27 amazing wedding traditions from around the world

 

Despite the desire of some Nations to isolate himself, becomes more international families. I recently conducted a marriage ceremony in Almaty for a wonderful couple, where we sexuali Kazakh, Scottish and Jewish tradition because the bride and groom respect and honor the traditions of their ancestors. Despite this geographical and cultural mix, the ceremony was extremely touching, each party feel included in the process, empathized and cordoves during the entire ceremony and since I spoke Russian and English, all understand how that happens.

If you also want to make your wedding special, I have prepared for you top 27 amazing and beautiful wedding traditions . which you can use on your own wedding. You will get acquainted with rare traditions of Guatemala, India, Mexico, not to mention such countries as Germany, France, Thailand, etc.

Don’t be afraid to borrow someone’s rites, all of them are ancient and deep symbolical meaning — saving families and the blessing of heaven, so to harm your culture and customs will not be able. Can be inspired by the idea and interpret it in their own way, after discussing with the bride beforehand (and parents).

1. Germany

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