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Tea traditions of Asia

 

In my childhood I lived in Central Asia and in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. And when did the idea of writing about tea traditions, I really wanted to go back in time, to memories of twenty years ago. To find something new about these peoples

and their customs and to remember the forgotten old. I hope this article will allow you a little bit to plunge into the world of Asian tea traditions and to feel the harmony and hospitality of Eastern culture, although a true tea house is impossible to find in the metropolis.

Teas in Central Asia

Familiarity with Central Asian people this wonderful drink would have happened earlier than in Europe. Through the East of the country caravans of the silk Road that carried lots of strange items, tea was one of them. This led to the fact that thirst-quenching drink, has acquired a special place in the culture of the peoples of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

The mentality and customs of each country of Central Asia, has left its mark and formed their unique tea traditions: tea green tea, tea with butter and salt, using camel milk and cream, and many more unique recipes.

In Uzbekistan, the predominant consumption of green tea, only in the capital city of Tashkent, more popular black. Before drinking the tea in a thin stream poured from the bowl back into the pot, the procedure Continue reading

Korean medicine

Korean medicine: traditional medicine in Korea medicines, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, and manual therapy

Methods of Korean Oriental medicine

Western medicine mainly treats specific diseases of individual organs; while, as Eastern medicine looks for the underlying causes of the disease throughout the body.

The basic principle of Korean Oriental medicine is to restore harmony between Yin and Yang and bringing them to their natural state. Thus, Korean Oriental medicine addresses not just the symptoms, it aims to eliminate the causes of disease, in accordance with the principles of Yin and Yang. For example, You have a fever, a feeling of chest tightness, cold hands and feet. In this case, the Korean doctor of Oriental medicine will make a conclusion about the imbalance of heat in the organism and prescribe the appropriate treatment.

Methods of treatment in Korean Oriental medicine are extremely varied. It and medicines, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, and manual therapy. Their effectiveness and safety are tested and proven throughout the millenniums.

Medications and prescriptions

Acupuncture in the treatment of defined Continue reading

How did the tradition of Japanese cuisine “Bento”

Bento is the name of the species of culinary art and design for food, Packed per serving, and intended to take as lunch to work, to school and so. Traditionally, the meal Bento includes:

Rice, which is the main ingredient of Japanese cuisine and in General the underpinning of food in the land of the rising sun. Japanese cooked rice is identified by the word “gohan”, which I understand and like the food, and how food in General – similar to our “bread” or “corn” of the American Indians;

Sauce (with rice refers to just the products “long term storage” used in Japanese cuisine);

Fish and a huge variety of seafood, animal, and plant origin (well, what “sushi” can be without seaweed “nori”!);

Meat (instead of fish);

Several kinds of sliced raw or pickled vegetables. For Japanese food in General is characterized by the use mainly fresh ingredients, particularly high quality because the Japanese tend to keep the original taste and appearance of all ingredients of the dish. Definitely seasonal vegetables and the portions are small – that people prefer to see in the dish a little bit of everything and not a large portion of the same food that the kitchen makes them more efficient and nutritious.

All these treasures into one box with lid. But the box is roughly said, rather, “caskets for food”. They are different Continue reading

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