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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

Japanese new year’s traditions and treats

We will tell you about some traditions of celebrating new year in Japan, which includes unusual for Slavs rituals with special symbolic meaning. And please share the recipe surprisingly tasty Japanese treats, made especially for you in the network of restaurants “planet Sushi”.

We will tell you about some traditions of celebrating new year in Japan, which includes unusual for Slavs rituals with special symbolic meaning. And please share the recipe surprisingly tasty Japanese treats, made especially for you in the network of restaurants “planet Sushi”.

New Year in Japan

On-segatsu – Japanese New Year – is not only a favorite but also the most important festival for the inhabitants of the land of the rising sun. It is the New Year to take stock of the year, evaluate the results, and pay their debts. Before the Meiji era (1868-1911) it was celebrated according to the Chinese lunar calendar, but these days even people with traditional views of celebrated European.

The main winter holiday has more meaning to people’s lives than perhaps all the other holidays combined. For the period of new year holidays largest part holidays. Generally New year is celebrated from December 29 to January 3, and almost all state and commercial institutions are closed.

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Japanese cuisine

The basis of Japanese cuisine is that plant foods — rice vegetables, fish, marine products. Also the Japanese love beef, pork, lamb and poultry.

Favorite food is rice. Typically, the cooked unsalted rice, so it is served spicy or salty seasonings astrologie.

Among vegetables cabbage is widely used, including very large quantities of sea cucumbers, radishes, turnips, eggplants, potatoes, soybeans, various types of beans often sprout before they are eaten.

Many national dishes are prepared from products of the sea: shellfish, sea cucumber, squid, octopus, crabs, shrimp, seaweed.

Great importance in the diet of Japanese have bean products – tofu, and miso. Tofu – a bean cheese, consisting mainly of soy protein and in appearance resembles curd. Miso – a semi-solid mass prepared from boiled and crushed soy beans, which for fermentation yeast is added. Miso goes for preparation various soups.

For preparation of the second dishes often used in various fish and pasta. Very popular rice cakes mochi . norimaki the cakes of rice dough with slices of raw fish, wrapped in dried vodorosli.

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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…

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