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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

healthy drink.

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.

Useful properties

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

How to make ice cream at home

With the advent of summer, all the shops are filled with only one really important and necessary in this time of year goods – of course, it’s ice cream! This is a wonderful product loved by all – children and adults, grandparents, grumblers and cheerful people. By the way, it is scientifically proven that ice cream elevates the mood of any person, in spite of whether you have bought in the store a regular Cup of ice cream, ordered in an expensive gourmet restaurant or prepared ice cream at home. The Italians generally believed that a day without ice cream is a day spent aimlessly, in vain, in vain. How many species of this beautiful dessert –

and easy milk, cream, crème brûlée, chocolate and nut, fruit and in the form of frozen ice on a stick and in a Cup with biscuits and waffles with sprinkles and fruit! No wonder it is loved by everyone – even for an adult, with all this diversity Continue reading

Kinds of Chinese white tea

Appearance white tea

While collecting pay special attention to the selection of the leaves. Usually for white tea are harvested only the youngest poursuivies the leaves of the first harvest, revealed by short white hairs tea buds open (“Bai Hoa” — “cilia white”). For elite white teas going either only one apical leaf (more tips); tips or plus one following it leaf.

The production of the vast majority of varieties of white tea consists of

only two steps:

The first step — a short excerpt for a couple (a kind of “burning” about 1 min to stop the fermentation process; although some varieties of white tea sometimes even slightly fermented or podkachivayut to smoke),

The second step – drying.

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Caffeine tea benefit

Most people start the morning with a Cup of tea, wanting to feel more energetic and to shake off the remnants of sleepy shackles. To aid in this is caffeine.

It is known that the more caffeine contained in tea – the more energetic we feel. However, how to understand what form of tea – black or green more caffeine? Many believe that more is strong black tea. But is it so?

Scientists have studied more than 30 types of tea, and came to the unequivocal conclusion: green tea contains the most caffeine. The most caffeinated was natural teas without aromatic additives. The caffeine

content in the tea bags exceeded 85 mg, while in black tea bags his figure barely reached 70 mg. it Should be noted that these figures relate to the serving of tea, for cooking one Cup of flavored drink, and it weighs about 2 grams.

After a thorough study of the five types of tea: black, black Continue reading

Green tea

Most people who regularly drink green tea are convinced that it is very useful. Of course, to argue with it it is difficult, however, if you firmly believe, is not understood in detail, you can harm their own health.

Green tea is a single plant and not as many think a black tea. only immature. Came this drink from Asian countries, which are its natural environment for the growth.

However, some modern varieties of green tea differ from the wild because they were bred for cultivation in other regions. As with any plant, properties, taste and aroma of green tea can vary depending on the type of soil and water composition in the area of its cultivation.

In Asia green tea, the benefits and harms which are also taken into account, the drink is widely and regularly, but do it not so much because Continue reading

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