About the benefits of cocoa known by the American Indians long before Columbus. From the fruit of the cocoa made the drink chocolatl, which means “bitter water”. The Indians cocoa was considered a sacred plant, given to them by the gods. Europeans discovered cocoa in the first half of the XVI century.
First cocoa was in Spain, then it known in France. At first, the American beverage drank only members of Royal families, and only in the XVIII century it became widespread. Cacao was first cultivated in Africa. In Russia, the chocolate began to produce in the nineteenth century.
It should be noted the high value of cocoa as a product. Cocoa is a source of folic acid, iron, potassium and zinc. In addition, cocoa powder contains caffeine, theophylline and theobromine, which are excellent tonics. Cocoa also is included in the meal Kremlin diet. This diet is based on restricting Continue reading
Unique white tea. Grown on APR Pahari, at an altitude of 2500 meters above sea level. His barely-opened leaves covered with soft white hairs. White tea has a very strict procedure of collection and processing. It is believed that collect white tea only in the morning, from 5 to 9 hours. The tea pickers have no right to eat spices, garlic, onions, alcohol, and other strong-smelling compounds, not to spoil the aroma of the tea leaves. Tea is taken exclusively top, only opened 1 or 2 leaves. The main difference
between white tea from other varieties is that by drying the leaves do not curl, and slightly curved. Real experts prefer this tea, because the fermentation takes place naturally without the use of machine technologies.
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One cannot ignore this drink, like hot chocolate. It is not attributed to coffee, but many coffee shops, this drink is very popular. And really, hot chocolate has an unforgettable taste, gives a lot of energy and effort. Prepared in many ways.
Hot chocolate with cream
Cinnamon – to taste
Mix (rubbing) cocoa and sugar. In a small saucepan heat the cream to a boil, stirring, add the sugar and cocoa. Stirring occasionally cook until smooth. If desired, in cocoa, you can add a piece of butter, it must be put in front of cocoa with sugar. You can also add cinnamon and vanilla.
Sugar – to taste
Whipped cream – to taste
Break the chocolate and melt it on the fire, add water and stir. In a separate saucepan boil the milk, pour it into the chocolate and mix well. Then a little whisking the mixture.
Hot chocolate with starch
Chocolate – 200 g
2 tablespoons of sugar
Starch – 3 tablespoons
In 1 Cup of milk stir the starch. The rest of the milk pour into a saucepan, Continue reading