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O Chá Dinástico


«Bessa Almeida»
March  5, 2008 - 281 visits

With a history as long and use this as a drink of tea in China come to it meanders incutiram differences. In the century XI a.C. -- Zhou Dynasty - the Chinese already knew the tea, although at that stage was ingested or as primitive medical decoration or as a sort of soup to meals. This last use the custom still survives in Tibet and among Tibetans that prepare as follows: are mixed and beaten in a small recepiente cheese or butter, often derived from the milk of yak, salt and a decoration made of sheets of tea; the whitish mixture and the appearance of a cream is then heated on the fire and the resulting drink is thick with a sharp taste but enjoyable, extremely encouraging and effectively to recover the forces after extensive hiking in the snow, high altitudes.

If the habit and taste for the drink of tea remained a constant through the history dinástica of China, now the same has not happened with the methods of preparation, and the process used in today to make a cup of tea differs radically used in the Dynasty Tang.

For heights of the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220) already existed between the Chinese custom of drinking tea not only with more medical purposes, but as a hobby that, in addition to "kill the seat," was a social act that either private official, present both in everyday life and in all the events of lesser holidays or less solemnity. It was however duranteas Six Dinastias (220-587) that the habit of drinking tea is enraízou heavily in Southern China and has then spread throughout the nation since the Tang Dynasty.

The oldest method of recording that was to boil the leaves along with spices or similar substances that gave flavors and specific properties to drink. At the time tang several methods came into use - one of the primitive descendia, boiling the leaves is a kind of pan with ginger, tâmaras, rind of orange and mint; another processing is putting the leaves after cut, tostadas and amassadas infusion in a jar with hot water.

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