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Japanese tea ceremony in a whole is a specially organized meeting, ordered by the host, a tea master, for a joint holiday, enjoying the beauty, the conversation, accompanied by a delicious cup of tea. The ceremony is held in a specially equipped place and consists of several acts done in certain order.
There are four basic principles of the philosophy of tea according to Rikyu, the famous master of the tea ceremony of the XVI century: harmony, respectfulness, purity and tranquility.
Harmony is the atmosphere of the tea ceremony. When you come to the teahouse, see the mossy rocks, overgrown pond - arbitrary nature which a man has not taught. A tea house with a thatched roof, backups of unpolished wood or bamboo is a natural extension of the garden. In the twilight of the room: its low roof almost does not transmit light. Not a single superfluous object, not a single superfluous color. On a shelf in the tea room there is a pitcher of water, a stand for a scoop, a cup for water. Throughout the patina of antiquity is, the breath of eternity. Time comes to a standstill. Only a bucket of cut bamboo and a fresh linen tablecloth. The whole situation is designed to distract you from everyday life, to bring the spirit into a state of tranquility, balance.
Tea Ceremony in China has its own characteristics. Guests will get acquainted with the traditions of China, the main types of tea and find out what the difference between them is. The guests are treated with the best tea: white, green, yellow, red, blue, and tea blends, prepared by the master himself. The Master will share the secrets of cooking tasty and healthy drinks, and tell about the features of tea blends and advise what kind of tea is best to drink in certain cases.
The guests can choose a variety of tea that they like and the ceremony begins.
The tea ceremony is held in compliance with all the traditions and canons, which the professional master tells the guests. Directly in front of the guests the master starts, and they will be able to observe the entire process from the beginning to the end. The guests will learn what each "water" means and know "the heart of the tea" with the accompaniment of soft oriental music. Peace and harmony will envelop guests. The softness of the light, the smell of candles and tea, a cozy tea room allow the guests to fully relax and get away from the bustle.
Korea's tea culture has a long history. In the "Historical notes of the Three Kingdoms" ("Samguk saga”), written on order of the king in 1145 in the era of the Koryo Dynasty (918-1392 years) there is a record of the tea culture in Korea spread even in the reign of the Queen Sondok (632-647 years), the 27th ruler of the kingdom Syla, a messenger Kim Dae Rem according to the orders of the king brought from Tang China tea seeds, which the king ordered to sit on the warm southern slopes of the Mount Jirisan. Here, up to this day wild tea grows.
Tea culture of Korea was created at the royal palace, and soon became widespread among the common people. Historical records report that in the days of harvest festivals, New Year, people make tea and bring it to their ancestors during funeral ceremonies. This ceremony is called "chhare", which means "tea ritual". The tradition still remains in our days.
Korean tea is different from the Chinese and Japanese tea and has a unique taste, color and aroma. Today, the traditional tea ceremony "Chhado", which takes place accompanied by the Korean traditional music, is a new genre of art. Tea is known as the noble plant. It is not just a drink, thirst-quenching, because it contains many substances that are beneficial to the physical and mental health.
In our country, it is difficult to imagine at least one friendly or family meeting without tea. And this very expression - "tea party" - is familiar to all, and associated with certain things. However, in Japan or China this phrase will cause, at best, a condescending smile. And the truth is, we all know about the complex, full of ancient rituals and canons of the Japanese tea ceremony, special ceremonies of brewing tea in China, the birthplace of the drink.
But we also have our own tradition, also important and deep. With the only difference that our tea ceremony is a process rather spiritual than just simple drinking tea. Since ancient time tea was drunk during the long and important conversations, negotiations. Communication is the main component of our tea. Surely you associate the word "tea" with comfort, warmth and friendly atmosphere. And specific attributes used during it. First of all - a samovar. Table decoration and samovar are also a special ritual. Famous throughout the world warmers, served with Tea kettles, large cups and saucers, in which tea is poured to cool it faster. Yes, and regales are served generously.
In our tea ceremony guests will touch the roots of our ancient traditions and enjoy plenty of tea in a saucer from a samovar with donuts, honey and homemade jams.
Masala tea (literally. "Tea with a mixture of spices") is an invigorating, spicy drink from India, prepared by brewing tea with milk and a blend of spices. Sugar is added up to taste.
In many tea recipes one or more of the following spices are used: cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, fennel seeds, black pepper and cloves.
Traditionally cardamom dominates, amended with cloves, and spices such as ginger and black pepper that add delicious taste. In India, fresh ginger is often used. Other possible ingredients of masala tea are nutmeg, rose petals, licorice root, saffron, almonds.
Masala tea is a celebration of the bright taste, vitality and warmth of the sun!
The Japanese know a lot about relationships and celebrate St. Valentine twice.
The first time - the girls congratulate the samurai. This day representatives of the beautiful half pay their attention to all the men who take part in their lives and deserve special attention: father, older brothers, chiefs, and teachers.
For the second time such a wonderful holiday is for men.
Moreover, they compete in the value of the gift - the more expensive the gift is, the greater the love is, consider the Japanese.
At the master class we will make sweet valentines with our hands, put hieroglyphic inscription – a wish, a greeting, beautiful characters, prepare a box - in Japan also pay attention to the respective package, and a postcard where we write the warmest, the best things saved in our hearts for sweet and dear to us people.
Express your feelings with the help of delicious cookies with any design you want!
The designer will help you to decide on the design and decor of your delicious message that not only will please your loved one with warm words and attention, but also bring unearthly pleasure of taste - as each cookie is a masterpiece of culinary art with cinnamon and honey! Its delightful aroma and delicate flavor will delight any gourmet! Once you have decided to design a professional chef will start putting your feelings in a sweet miracle.
Love message of your choice will involve the appropriate packaging. For you there is a wide range of hand-made packages! Each element of handmade packaging laced with awe and love of masters!
This masterpiece will excite everybody!
This gift is relevant for your colleagues, and complete freedom of design provides ample room for creativity and even humor! Cookies easily fit 4 words!
The Japanese truly know a lot about relationships and celebrate St. Valentine twice. The first time - girls congratulate men. This day representatives of the beautiful half pay their attention to all the men who in any way take part in their lives, those who deserve particular attention are fathers, older brothers, head teachers. For the second time such a wonderful holiday falls on the shoulders of young men. Moreover, they compete in the value of the gift - the more expensive the gift, the greater the love. At the master-class we will make sweet valentines, put hieroglyphic inscription - wish, congratulation, made in beautiful characters, prepare a box - in Japan attention is also paid to the respective package, and a postcard where we write the warmest, the best thing that saved up our hearts and sweet, dear people. The master-class is opened to both women and men!
Your beloved ones like Eastern cuisine? Most likely they have long been dreaming about how to learn to cook their favorite rolls themselves? And in addition to this to understand - what is the difference between traditional Japanese cuisine and dishes that are designed for European flavor? Plus, learn the history of super-popular sushi meals.
Minimum of theory and Maximum of practice! The lucky ones will learn how to pick up the necessary products, to evaluate their quality, kitchen tools, learn the secrets of cooking rice, learn to carve and cut seafood, and do several kinds of sushi.
Ramen is the real taste of the east. Ramen is made from flour, adding alkaline water (water mixed with the baking soda). Prepared dough is rolled into long thin strands, which are then stretched, folded in half and pulled again. Such a "folding-stretching" is repeated several times, until we get a large number of the finest threads.
Actually the process of making noodles gave the name to the dish. The word "ramen" comes from two Chinese characters "lamyan" ("pull" and "noodles"), which in Japanese is read as "ra" and "men". The closest "relatives" of ramen are Central Asian “lagman” and Korean “ramyon”.
Chinese recipes, as well as all those taken from abroad, were transformed. Even the Chinese call today ramen "Japanese lamyan", emphasizing its originality. Japanese chefs have developed a lot of new flavors of noodles, so that the number of original recipes is beyond counting. Every restaurant wants to find something different.
At the master class three types of ramen will be presented:
Tonkotsu (popular in the south of Japan)
Shoyu (common in the Tokyo area)
Miso (a favorite one in the North)
The most difficult thing in this dish is cooking the broth. Bouillon is the basis of ramen. The rest includes fillers (noodles, meat, seafood and vegetables).
It is believed that the best cooks are men. But culinary championship pales into insignificance when you plan such an important and enjoyable event - a dinner for two. Japanese elegance and nice atmosphere together with 17 kinds of sushi, artfully decorated and heart-shaped, and even cooked by the participants themselves.
The number of participants is limited - only 2 being in love. The master of sushi will help to create romantic atmosphere and cook meals. And then leaves the couple to enjoy the romantic event.