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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

Who is geisha and how is it different from a courtesan?

the Bulk of Japanese poems – haiku dedicated to the beauty of flowers. The authors underline the fragility and tenderness of the buds blossoms, as if bathed in pink frosting, stars cute-petals of chrysanthemums.In the works of Japanese poets and philosophers, the perfect image of the fairer sex almost constantly associated and compared with the flower.

Therefore, blaikie nymphs Kyoto, are a dream; fantastic creatures – thanks to its colorful, together, they seem to be direct representatives of the divine Kingdom of flora.

There are 2 versions of the outputs in light of the geisha in the land of Japan.

The version 1 supporters believe that the originals were 2 geisha enterprising person, koie decided in the eleventh century to gain profit and popularity an interesting idea for Holy warriors. Dressed in formal wear own visitors white long dresses, high hats, and by attaching swords to the belt, they broke into a dance… the Guests were so stunned that, after a number of days, ladies have become the most vivid characters in all receptions a dinner. Over time, white clothes slightly diversified – skirts were red, and swords are out of fashion.

The second version says that at first, geisha were admitted only male adepts, and they entertained not the highest society. Geisha-men was a part 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

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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…

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