The tradition of drinking tea came to us from China, where, during the reign of Emperor Chen Nan appeared and the so-called white tea. This kind of tea is not yet very widespread, as this tree grows only in two places of the globe – on the island of Sri Lanka and in Fujian province in China. The leaves of the tea tree are subjected to a weak fermentation, which leads to its color. Its name he received because of the tea Bud to bloom covered with white down. This kind is very valuable because it is harvested only twice a year – in September and April and only in the morning. Weather should be Sunny, wind or rain will ruin the crop. Employees are not allowed to smoke, drink and have spices, so as not to spoil the aroma of the tea leaves. For production of this tea collect leaves from the tree Da Bai Hao
or Shui-Hsiang. On these trees the buds appear Continue reading
The tea Bush, which produces white tea, grows in the mountains of China’s Fujian province at an altitude of 1000 meters. White tea in China drank at the court of the Emperor, and since that time him its fame as the “elixir of life”. According to one legend, the Chinese Emperor was sitting under a tree with a bowl of boiled water in which the leaf fell from the tree. Eating the infusion, the Emperor admired his taste, so began the history of white tea.
White tea is divided into several types. The most valuable of them are “White peony (Pai Mu tan) and “Silver needle (Yin Zhen).
For the manufacture of the best grades of white tea used tea buds and one or two upper leaves of the tea Bush. Collect them only twice a year, first in April and again in September. In this collection takes place exclusively in the early morning, namely, from 5 to 9 hours. And, not to spoil the exquisite fragrance of tea, the workers on the plantations are forbidden to drink before work the garlic, onions, and various Continue reading
Ginger is a plant that came to us from India and Asia several hundred years ago. The medicinal properties of its roots (this is the part that contains the maximum amount of essential oils used for food) make the ginger not only the original spice or flavoring agent to the dish or the drink,
but also a real partner in the fight against many ailments. In cooking, the plant has a wide application range: it is added to various sauces and seasonings to get a sharp, rich taste. It is curious that ginger has the same pronounced antibacterial and antimicrobial action, like garlic, but lacks a sharp and peculiar smell, which is so difficult to kill. It is a storehouse of iron, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and sodium, and vitamins A, b and C.
Long ago in Tibet used the infusion Continue reading