8 amazing branded beverages Russian regions
Russia - a multiethnic country, and of course every nation has its own distinctive cuisine. And where do without great branded drinks? Here is a selection of unique soft masterpieces from different parts of the great country.
1. The Republic of Buryatia - Salted butter tea
In Buryatia tea - is not just an indispensable drink on the table is part of the rites and sacred acts. Tea has been used in shamanism, and even considered "the soul of the people."
To prepare this drink is not that difficult. It is necessary to pour water into the pan, cover there tea, bring to a boil and remove from heat. Pat of butter put into a heated frying pan when the butter is melted - Add flour and stir until smooth. After that, pour the milk and a little warm, then pour into a saucepan with the tea. Next you need to add a pinch of salt, bring to a boil and remove from heat. Before serving, followed by tea filter.
2. The Republic of Mordovia - heady pose
It is like a soft drink kvass from sugar beets, traditional cuisine for Mordovia. It is prepared by fermentation of the wort, which comprises steaming oven at low heat for a day of sugar beet roots, and whole wheat flour, malt, hops, water, sugar and a little yeast starter.
In Mordovia made several attempts to organize industrial production poses, but they all have failed - too unique production technology.
3. The Republic of Bashkortostan - Bashkir mare
This fermented milk drink, invented by nomads, extremely useful. He had once treated Chekhov, coming to Bashkiria. Constructed based on mare's milk by fermentation, mare good thirst quencher and is considered "heroic drink." And yet - it is one of the brands of Bashkortostan.
In koumiss contains beneficial bacteria that positively affect intestinal flora. In addition, mare improves digestibility of food, improves the pancreas. All this greatly helps the metabolism.
It should be noted that the mare's milk is going much harder than cow or goat. Mare being milked 4-6 times a day, and this must be done very quickly, milkmaids no longer half a minute out to collect the milk. One mare in the day gives about 5 liters of milk.
4. The Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia - Airan
Ayran - a product made in the mixing milk with the help of yeast. Milk is used by cows, sheep or goats. Cherkessia is one of the places that are considered to be the birthplace of ayran. Cuisine of the Caucasus, Central Asian people consume this drink even from very ancient times.
There is another legend. Recipe buttermilk Caucasians stored for a long time, until one Russian beauty did not fall in love with the prince. She was willing to marry him, only in exchange for coveted leaven by which the milk product is prepared. Since then, the Russian people have started to use it to keep your youth and beauty.
5. All People and the famous Ivan-tea (Cyprus)
Ivan tea - one of the most beloved and well-known for a long time, the plants in our country. Useful properties of willow-herb used by people to treat headaches, stomach diseases. Until a few centuries ago people drank the infusion of this plant in the morning. He was considered a drink of heroes, charged with vivacity and strength for the whole day. Decoctions and infusions recipes of Ivan-tea passed from generation to generation, and it was thought that if every day to drink the infusion of this plant, it will help maintain mental clarity and physical strength into old age and protect against tumor formation.
unpretentious to the conditions of growing willow-herb can be found on dry, sandy or peaty soils, near the pine forests and country roads, in meadows and waste lands, forest edges and clearings, along the banks of rivers and lakes, as well as a weed in gardens or gardens.
6. The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) - Byyrpah
It's the Yakut national dairy drink. It is prepared from skim and normalized (at 1% fat) milk, sweetened, berry fillers and most importantly, special starters.
7. Stavropol - Narzan
Seltzer, nothing special drink? In the historical chronicles seltzer it was first mentioned in the 18th century. This was due to the fact that Peter visited Carlsbad for mineral waters and was very impressed with the scale of their use for treating various diseases.
After returning to Russia, the emperor immediately ordered to begin to work on the search for such sources in Russia. In 1717 in the Caucasus for this purpose was sent to the physician Peter the Great, which was soon in the reports of the king wrote the following: "As there is a fair amount of ground in the Circassian sour spring".
8. The Republic of Adygea - Adygeya tea
Not so long ago in Adygeya there is another prestigious brand, is not inferior to the famous Adyghe cheese. The republic is reviving the tradition of the production of high-end tea growing on the slopes of Adygea.
Tea is growing in the area of "high-risk subtropics" at an altitude of 540 m above sea level. Tea tabs on the territory of Adygea appeared in 1937. At first it was just an experiment, later began to grow tea for the purpose of earning. Hundreds of workers were collected and then sold it on the market. In the 1990s, the tradition of tea production have been forgotten, but the tea plantations in the hills began to recover in recent years, and with it revived and local customs of tea drinking.