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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

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

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