Text of Traditions and customs of tea- drinking in England and in Russia
Traditions and customs of tea- drinking in England and in Russia
To develop investigative, communicative skills and skills of reading To learn to use different sources of information To learn new English words and expressions, sayings, proverbs, poems about tea To learn more about traditions and customs of tea- drinking in England and in Russia. Try to compare these traditions.
1.Tea leaves contain a high amount of polyphenols. Green tea is famous for its calming effect on both body and mind. Tea has potential health benefits in cardiovascular disease and cancer prevention.
China 5000 years ago.
. The British East India Trading Company presented tea a s a gift to the King Charles II in 1664. That time tea was indeed a royal gift because its price was high. That time only aristocrats drank tea from porcelain cups, which were very expensive. So, first milk of room temperature was poured in a cup, and then the hot tea..
Tea- drinking became a tradition in Britain only in 1840, thanks to Anna, the7th Duchess of Bedford. She ordered to serve tea with bread, butter, cakes and biscuits.
By 1750 tea had become the principal drink of all the classes in Britain. Tea parties were popular at home and soon the ritual of afternoon tea was firmly established.
Traditions of tea drinking in England The British drink tea 6 times a day. "Early morning cup" - An early cup of tea before washing and dressing - because of the wet climate of England, famous for its morning fog. The British wake up early. They need a cup of strong tea to wake up. For breakfast English people have another cup of tea. Lunch. This tradition appeared during the reign of Queen Victoria as a small meal with a cup of tea. 5 oclock tea. Traditional snacks for tea - warmed sandwiches, toasts. Tea at 7-8p.m. is called High Tea A cup of tea before sleeping.
1.Boil some fresh water into the teapot 2.Put some hot water into the teapot to make it warm. 3.Pour the water away. 4.Put one tea spoon of tea-leaves per person, and one extra tea-spoon into the pot 5.Pour boiling water into the tea. 6.Leave for a few minutes 7.Serve
Tea ceremonies The British are famous for their love of sweet things. They drink tea with sandwiches, scones jam.
Traditions of tea drinking in England Small high fritters ( crumpets ) are served hot with butter and honey. High afternoon tea. People have different kinds of cakes: fruit cakes,Victorian Cakes ( Victoria sponge ) chocolate cakes, gingered bread, finger biscuits, baskets of fresh fruit and more.
Traditions of tea- drinking in England British people(the population of the United Kingdom - about 59 million) daily drink 165 million cups of tea. 98% of British people drink tea with milk..
The history of Russian tea- drinking ceremony began in 1638,when Russian Tsar Michael Fedorovich got a special diplomatic gift from Altyun Khan. Import of tea to Russia began in 1769, when the contract with China was signed. Quite a long time tea was popular only in Moscow.
Russian people drank tea from samovars. Samovars were made of bronze and copper.. Samovar is a symbol of comfort, hospitality. Sugar was used only in the form of refined sugar. The High Russian society began to learn English tea traditions. To receive an invitation to the tea party was the opportunity to communicate, demonstrate the exquisite manners, and have a cup of tea and a little snack.
Traditions of tea- drinking in Russia. Russian SAMOVAR is a symbol of tea.. A lot of Russian people like to drink tea with herbs (Raspberry, thyme, Johns tea), lemon or with honey, jam, pies, cakes, cookies, sweets. In Russia tea is served after meals and during mid- afternoon breaks.
Russian and English people like to drink tea. English and Russian people have many proverbs and poems about tea. English people like to drink tea with milk. Russian people like to drink tea with lemon, herbs, and honey. The symbol of Russian tea is samovar. In Russia tea is usually drunk after meals. English people drink tea 6 times a day. The tradition of 5oclock tea is very popular. Russian people usually drink tea 3 times a day.
Tea things, which were invented in Russia : 1.Tea with lemon 2.Drinking tea from the saucer. 3.Drinking tea holding a lump of sugar in the mouth. 4. Samovars. English tea-drinking became a tradition in 1840. Russian tea- drinking became a tradition at the end of the19 th century. English people drank tea from porcelain cups.
Questions:What is the birthplace of tea? Can you name useful characteristics of tea for our health? Do you know the difference between Russian and English tea? 65% - pupils of the 4 th-5th forms cant answer these questions. 35% - pupils of the 4-th -5th forms can answer these questions. 55%-pupils of the 6 th -7 th forms cant answer these questions 45%-pupils of the 6 th -7 th forms can answer these questions I
Tea solves everything Tea and Sympathy. Not to be someones cup of tea. If you are cold, tea will warm you ; if you are too heated it will cool you; if you are depressed, it will cheer you; if you are exhausted, it will calm you.
Prepared by Alekseeva Sonya 11A Ivanova Valya, School 67, Ryazan. Scientific Adviser: Poltorakova Margarita Viktorovna