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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Cocoa many familiar from the childhood, because his love to serve in kindergartens and schools. Remember faceted glass, beautiful color liquid, and the top… nasty film, which had to blow off to drink a sweet drink.
But it turns out that it is this feature of cocoa and appreciated in this extremely tasty beverage – air delicious foam. It is clear that the school cooks had neither the desire nor the skills to make a drink by all the rules of culinary art. But we can learn.
For a really delicious cocoa ahead, cocoa powder, sugar, water, milk and whisk (or mixer). First boil water and add in it sugar (to taste and optional) and cocoa, a good razbaltyvayas its rim. And at the end of the process add hot (!) milk, fat content preferably of 3.5%. If to do without halo, Continue reading