Friday, February 29, 2008

Traditional Tibetan dance

Hi everyone! In this video you can see The Tibetan Dance and Drama Group preforming a traditional dance of the Tea offering ceremony at the Festival of Tibet and Himalayan People at the Pagode of Vincennes in Paris.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Olive leaf tea

Olive leaf is believed to be rich in the antioxidant oleuropein, as well as several flavonoids.
Olive leaf is commonly used to fight colds and flu, yeast infections, and viral infections such as the hard-to-treat Epstein-Barr disease, shingles and herpes. Olive leaf is also good for the heart. Olive leaf has shown to reduce low-density lipoproteins (LDL), or bad cholesterol.
Researchers have found that olive leaf lowers blood pressure and increase blood flow by relaxing the arteries.

How to prepare Olive leaf tea?
Pour 5 oz of hot water over 7-8 grams (about 2 tea spoons) of crushed Olive leaf. Steep for 30 minutes. Drink 3 to 4 cups of Olive leaf tea daily.There is no info on overdosage. No harmful effects are known.

Sunday, February 3, 2008


Tereré is an infusion made of yerba mate (erva mate). It is prepared with cold water and in a slightly large vessel. It exists in Paraguay, northeastern and southern and western Brazil.
In Paraguay people prepare it water infused herbs like mint or lemongrass. In northeastern Argentina and Brazil fruit juices are added to Tereré. Argentinians add lime and orange juices. In Brazil lime and pineapple are added.
In Argentina Tereré with juice is called "Tereré ruso" (Russian Tereré) because this practice is more common with Slavic immigrants.
Tereré was invented by the Guaraní Indians who lived in Paraguay and western Brazil (Mato Grosso do Sul).
People usually prepare one jar of natural water and a "cuia" (Portuguese) / "guampa" (Spanish) with a "bomba" (Portuguese) / "bombilla" (Spanish) which is shared among the group of people.
Look at the next see a cuia/guampa containing Tereré.