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India is famous for their tasty, refreshing, cheap and easy to make drinks. They have developed a wide array of interesting drinks that reflective of their culture.

Beverages are flavored drinks for human consumption. It can be any drink prepared in different ways in order to satisfy a quenching thirst. Since alcoholic drinks are not good, especially in many ethnic cultures in India, Indiansdeveloped a multitude of non-alcoholic beverages. Here are some of the famous Indian beverages:
Tea or Chai is a North Indian beverage made from leaves, twigs or buds of a tea bush called Camellia Sinensis. Indian tea processing procedures includes fermentation, heating and drying. Herbs, flowers, fruits and other spices are being added as an added appeal.

Chai is known throughout many countries. It comes in different flavors and strengths. Some of the Indian teas are the Darheeling Tea, Assam Tea and Nilgri Tea. Most people use tea as a natural hair conditioner, skin vitalizer and a cure for arthritis. To make an Indian tea, it’s helpful to understand the basics.

Basic tea ingredients:
? plain or non-flavored Tea (loose leaf tea or tea bags)
? 2% Whole or skimmed milk
? Sugar
? Spices (optional)
? Hot or cold water
? Tea press or squeezer (for tea bags)
? Tea strainer (for loose leaf)
? Cup and saucer

Masala tea or Garam Chai is the most popular Indian beverage. Spices include ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, black peppercorn, cloves, Saunf (fennel seeds) and Khus-khus.

How to make a Masala Chai
? 4 single tea bags or 3 teaspoons of un-perfumed black loose tea
? 2/3 cup whole milk
? 6 tsp. sugar
? 1 ½ cups water
? 1/4th tsp. of Masala Tea mixture (a pinch of Cardamom powder and
2 in. piece of fresh ginger)

o Boil 1 ½ cups water and add the Masala tea mixture.
o Boil again for 1 minute. Add milk and sugar and simmer.
o Throw tea bags or leaves and let it set for 2 minutes.
o Strain the tea.

Coffee is made from roasted seeds of a cocoa plant. It is served either hot or cold. It is a black beverage that is common in India. Indian coffee has its own varieties which includes the following:
1. Moonsooned coffee
2. Mysore Nuggets Extra Bold
3. Robusta Caapi Royale
4. Orange coffee
5. Choco-coffee Shake.

o Monsooned coffee – Moonsooned coffee has a unique natural element. It has a moonsooned flavor (mellow taste) with a golden appearance.

o Mysore Nuggets Extra Bold – This is premium quality coffee that exhibits a full aroma, good acidity and fine flavor. These very large blush green beans grown in the Mysore region.

o Robusta Kaapi Royale – This coffee is bold, gray to bluish colored beans from Robusta Parchment AB. It is grown from the regions of:
? Mysore
? Wynad
? Pulneys
? Coorg
? Shevaroys
? and Barbabudans

Robusta Kaapi Royale gives a soft, full bodied and mellow flavor.

Coffee preparation includes the following:
? 1 ½ cups milk
? ½ cup water
? ¼ teaspoon Cardamom powder
? 3 tsp. sugar
? 1 tsp. coffee

Mix together sugar and coffee. Add a few drops of water to make it fluffy. Add another two to three drops of water to get a creamy color. Add one teaspoon of coffee. Boil milk and pour in cups with a pinch of chocolate powder on top.

Orange coffee is a mixture of hot chocolate and strong coffee. Orange slices are placed into the cup with a garnish of whipped cream and cinnamon.

Other Indian traditional beverages are Lassi, Chach, Sharbat, Thandai, Shikanjami and Kanj.

India’s popularity extends to its various types of refreshing drinks, all reminiscent of their deeply-rooted culture. They are fond of non-alcoholic drinks due to health issues.

For more information on Indian beverages and Recipe For Indian Butter Chicken please visit our website.

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Coffee was so simple back in the day. You either wanted leaded (with caffeine) or unleaded (without caffeine). Today when you walk into a café, choosing a coffee beverage can be perplexing. Knowing a bit of history on coffee and the options that are out there can help you get the coffee that is right for you. Some of your choices may be: an Espresso, a Latte, Mocha, an Iced coffee, or a Cappuccino. Almost all gas stations and convenience stores offer cappuccinos and gourmet coffees with a variety of flavored creamers as well.

The coffee beverage was first introduced to the world in 1000A.D. but the first coffee shop didn’t open until the year 1475 in Turkey. It wasn’t until the year1601 that coffee finally made it to North America. In the year 1668 the coffee beverage become New York’s favorite breakfast beverage in place of beer and is now know around the world as a breakfast drink that can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

Many Different Options

There are many options available regarding the best way to make a good cup of Joe. You can buy coffee beans and grind them yourself or you can but them packaged already ground for you. The coffee beverage is also available in single packs much like tea bags, so one can enjoy just a single cup of the freshly brewed eye opener, instead of brewing an entire pot. And for those who don’t want to wait for the coffee beverage to brew, there are instant granules. This takes the guesswork out of making coffee and you can go as strong or as weak as you want to go. There are also powdered versions of cappuccinos as well.

There can be a few factors to consider when choosing the best coffee. Depending on your mood, the time of day and where you are will help you get your coffee fix. If your in a hurry and don’t have time to stop in a gourmet coffee shop then you might want to go to a drive thru. There you will get the tried and true coffee beverage. There are some coffees that are great for relaxing after a meal when you are kicking back with family and friends and there are some coffees that go best with desert. No matter what coffee beverage you choose, you are sure to get a delicious treat for your taste buds.

The Polish mariage… vodka!

Our recent voyages took us along towards the sunny countries. This time, change of course!On the way towards the countries of the east, and more particularly in Poland. Although the Polish wedding is rather close to the traditions of Western Europe, certain habits are very typical…

As everywhere else, the wedding symbolizes the beginning of a new life with two. In Poland, it is also an engagement to hold towards its family and her friends, because when one engages it is for the life. The proof is by the weak rate of divorce which is 1,8% per 5,4% of wedding per annum. For comparison, in Belgium, the rate of marriage is against 4,1% 2,9% of divorce per annum.

Preparation of the mariage

The engaged couples must initially choose if they will link their intended for the town hall and/or the church. Once the decision taken, it is necessary to hold the date without delaying more. If the marriage proceeds in summer, better is worth to be caught there one year in advance, for the remainder of the year, 3 months in advance will be enough.

Note: In Poland, the civil wedding with the same value as the church wedding. For this reason this last is generally celebrated. We will thus develop the church wedding.

When the date is fixed, it is time to hold the room, to choose the behaviours and to invite the family and the friends.

Ceremony day before

The friends and the family meet to decorate the room with reception and the car of the future grooms…It is to some extent an occasion to remind memories and to listen to the judicious councils of old.

The D-day

In general, the wedding is celebrated saturdays afternoon.The groom, accompanied by his parents, his witness and his family, goes to the residence of its promised. Strange members of the continuation, a photographer, charged with immortaliser least moment with the ceremony, and an orchestra where the accordion is the principal instrument. During this time, the young woman quietly awaits the man of her life surrounded by her close family and her witness.

When the young man arrives (finally), the parents give last once their blessing and their recommendations. Then, all this small world goes to the church.

In certain villages, the inhabitants block the roads and do not let pass the procession that if it offers a vodka bottle or candies for the children. This attitude can appear strange, but it is actually an old tradition! In fact, all the inhabitants know each other and for them, it is a way of taking part in the festival.

Once “obstacles” crossed, on the way towards the church. As in the majority of the countries, the grooms seal their union by one “yes” and exchange alliances.

At the exit of the church, the grooms are happiness by the priest, their witnesses and their parents. The other guests launch coins of currency which the grooms must collect. It is an old tradition which aims to return thrives the future life of the husbands. Sometimes, it happens, that before leaving for the room, the grooms release pigeons. This action symbolizes the take-off and the new departure…

The house of the mariage

It is the name which one gives to the room reception…The guests arrive the first and are accomodated by the parents and the witnesses. According to another tradition, before entering the room, the guests must embrace a bread end and drink small vodka glass. Once empties, glass is broken. This gesture is supposed to bring happiness to the new couple. Another habit important to respect, the entry of wedding in the room. The husband must carry his wife to pass the door. The goal of this operation is not to evaluate the force of the groom, but to protect the woman from the demons. For less believing, that symbolizes simply the attention which the husband pays to his wife.

When everyone is finally in the principal room, the orchestra starts to play and the festival can start! There will be speeches, dances, plays and of course a meal…

The meal

It is composed of cold dishes, meats, salads and fish. One also finds there some typical receipts and of the dishes well of on our premises. A little later in the evening, the tables are furnished with biscuit and fruit plates.

To finish this feast in beauty, the grooms offer the sekacz, in other words, the wedding cake.This one consists of eggs and is decorated very simply.

Twelve blows of midnight

It is the moment that the unmarriage girls prefer!The bride takes off her veil and launches it in direction of the group of single people. Then, the husband makes in the same way with his tie. Like says it the habit, the happy elected officials will find the love in the year…

The following day…

In general, it remains often much of food. Nothing to waste, and especially to honour the husbands, most of the guests returns the following day. The festival is thus nicely prolonged…

Dinda Sheeva

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