Sbiten and hot chocolate: their history and beneficial properties
Non-alcoholic hot drinks prepared at home are different.
Last time we talked about alcoholic drinks punch and Mead, and today we will talk about the unique popular soft drinks!
Vintage drink with honey and spices is a delicious and
And classic hot chocolate, which definitely has slices of melted chocolate, vanilla, and sugar.
The history of Mead
According to the Chronicles, the drink was invented by Slavic tribes in 1130. Drinking it can be not only hot but also cold, so how to drink sbiten you decide. In the past sbiten replaced people tea, so drinking it is basically just hot and even sold at fairs and in taverns.
The composition of sbiten is a lot of useful herbs (St. John’s wort, ginger, sage, Bay leaf and bitter peppers) and honey. Therefore, the drink carries anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating properties. Continue reading