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
Japan. Country romantic dreams of millions of people from all corners of the globe. Since it opened the eyes of Europeans, was folded about her myths and legends, telling about the extraordinary reserves of gold, strange animals, strange customs, about the samurai ideal of masculinity — and the geisha — the standard of femininity. Over time, people learned that no gold bullion, nor the wonderful animals in Japan no. Have only geishas and Samurais. But it turned out that this is enough for hundreds of years to haunt the imagination of the inhabitants of the planet, seeking the ideal in everything. First of all in his personal life.
The travellers who first visited in Japan, has always been told about the nature, the political structure and the state of defence of that land, and (not least!) about the strange habits of the Japanese in the intimate sphere — they were so amazing. Geisha, courtesan-and after reaching zero, the monks who have sex with men and erotic prints-Shunga has always horrified Continue reading
A tea house or tea room is an establishment which primarily serves tea and other refreshments. Although its function varies significantly depending on the culture, tea houses often serve as centers of social interaction. Some cultures have a lot of great concentrated on the tea of buildings or rooms, which all qualify under the English language «tea house» or the term «tea».
In China and Nepal. tea house (茶館 cháguăn or 茶屋 cháwū ; Standard Nepalese. चिया घर ), traditionally a place which offers tea to its consumers. People gather in tea houses to chat, socialize, and have tea, and young people often meet at tea houses for dates. Guangdong (Cantonese) tea house style are particularly famous outside of China especially in Nepal Himalayas. These tea houses called chálou (茶樓), serves dim sum (點心), and these little plates of food have a number of tea.
In Japanese tradition a tea house usually refers to a private structure designed for holding Japanese tea ceremonies. This structure is definitely room in it where the tea ceremony takes place, called. Architectural space called chashitsu . it was created for aesthetic and intellectual fulfillment.
In Japan during the Edo period, the term «tea house» could also refer to the place of entertainment with geisha or as a place where couples Continue reading