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Tea traditions of the world

One Russian artist of the XIX century said that it is impossible to feel and understand the world, if not to drink strong fragrant tea. Today this drink is one of the most popular in the world. The history of its origin has tens and hundreds of centuries.

Even 4000 years ago, Chinese healers learned that the drink given to people by the Gods, saves from all troubles, heal illnesses and adds energy for the whole day. But how many people, so many tastes, so each people in own way enjoys tea. Some are making the leaves of the miracle of the Bush to a strong concentration, others do not even give him the infusion, still others mix the tea with lemon, milk and other ingredients. Unites all honor and respect to the divine treat.

Real foodies and fans of the drink know that arriving in a particular country, people may be faced with a highly sophisticated tea drinking ritual, which includes lots of subtleties and nuances. We offer you to familiarize yourself with the major tea traditions of the world, to avoid embarrassing situations and not be trapped.

Four main traditions

Today there are four main traditions: English, Japanese, Chinese and Russian . Of course, besides them there are also others, such as Indian, friska, Moroccan, American, French. Continue reading

A revolution in the country sushi

In the West it is considered unfashionable he who does not eat sushi and sashimi, or raw fish, who is not following a healthy Japanese diet. However, the Japanese themselves, who had never recognized red meat – but in reality simply could not boast of its presence – not to mention the milk and cheese, change your diet. They become meat eaters!

Sounded the alarm yesterday, the National Japanese fishing Agency, published the results of an in-depth study on the culinary predilections of inhabitants of the Country of the rising sun. And here what data have been published over the last 40 years, consumption of fish decreased by 20% and there is a constant tendency to decrease. In addition, if at the beginning of a new phenomenon manifested itself not obvious, it is now possible to say that the consumption of meat in two or three generations will increase the average height of Japanese children will watch their parents from above downwards, and grandchildren will have to bend over to see the grandparents. In 2005 we had achieved a balance between consumption of meat and fish: 12.6 kg of meat per year per person 12.7 kg fish. But already there are concerns that in 2006, for which there is no accurate statistics, meat consumption has already Continue reading

Tea traditions in different countries

It would seem that tea and tea — what’s special about it? But tea, like national cuisine, each country has its own characteristic features. Check these pics, they are really worth considering!

Match (in Japanese sounds like matcha) green tea, powdered. This type of tea traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremony.

India has its own rich and diverse history of tea. Traditional tea masala for few millenniums were shipped through South Asia before tea industry has developed in the territory of the British colonies. Varieties of Indian tea and also other species of this aromatic drink offers online tea shop Moscow. In addition to a wide range of teas, the shop offers dishes for tea, tools, tea accessories and toys.

UK

In the UK black tea served with milk and sugar and drink several times a day. Who has not heard about the traditional “five o clock”?

Perhaps, Turkish coffee and famous all over the world, but in fact, hot tea is much more popular there. Drink it with every meal and even in between meals. Black tea in Turkey is served without milk but with sugar, the taste.

Traditional Tibetan oil tea (“cha Bo”) served with salt and butter. To achieve a more rich and bitter taste, the tea is brewed and infused Continue reading

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