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The capital will host a festival of tea and coffee

April 26 2006

This holiday is unique if only because nowhere in the world is not carried out anything like that. The first festival lasted two days, but then decided the program was greatly expanded. Organisers have decided to open the 'Tea-coffee-theme "as fully as possible. All one way or another associated with these drinks or having them even the slightest attitude was included in the cultural program. Year after year, organizers are trying to provide the widest selection of samples of tea cultures of the planet, as well as to introduce the tradition of tea drinking in different countries.

Of course, these festivals provided an opportunity for visitors to taste a variety of teas and coffee. In addition, the program included performances of creative groups from different countries. So, this year there will be concerts with performers from the Beijing Opera, Moscow Conservatory, and Japanese artists will present a spectacular program - the ancient samurai chants, fights with swords and performance of the drummers. Of the groups declared "Mango Mango, Olga Arefieva and" Ark "," Ba-Ta-Ga "," Djembe Africa "," Chukotka "may," TransBalkanika "and many others.

Organizers of the event has traditionally been the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Moscow City Government and the Autonomous Nonprofit Organization "World Festival of tea and coffee." In addition, in preparing one way or another involved a variety of social organizations and diplomatic missions in foreign countries. In general, all seriously enough.

April 25 at the RIA Novosti news agency hosted a press conference on the IV World Festival of tea and coffee. It is learned that this year besides those already carried out earlier contests tea will be more competition and coffee. True, the organizers still find it difficult to give some more specific information about this contest - as long as it is in talks with various countries in Latin America to grant them the samples of the drink.

As for the competition of tea, he had already performed in triplicate. His appearance in the Festival program has a fairly simple explanation: the organizers decided to bring out the best producers of tea products, to acquaint the public with the achievements in the field of tea production, as well as to popularize the traditional and the new brand.

Expert evaluation of products offered for competition will be a group of skilled testers of tea (so-called titetserov) in a special laboratory. By the way, some of these professionals are engaged in testing of tea varieties of tea for nearly 40 years. After the contest winners will be awarded diplomas and medals. Producers will be entitled to place on the packing Ke their product logo received awards from the year of its delivery.

This year, festival organizers have already received about 170 samples of tea, and on a forecast of at least 200, which is considerably higher than last year's figures. Thus, visitors to the festival will be on what to pay attention - even the most sophisticated connoisseur of tea will be able to discover something new. And so unenlightened public would be very much a novelty - for example, for a man accustomed to the existence of only black and green tea, for sure, it will be interesting to know that there are still white, yellow and other "colored" tea drinks. Variety of samples of coffee may also impressing the unprepared visitor.

Also on display will be products of manufacturers of confectionery, honey, sugar, utensils and tea and coffee accessories.Visitors can take part in contests and quizzes on the topic of coffee and tea - for example, in a special contest poets.

Traditionally, for children who have come to the festival will be organized Playground - "Fantastic city of childhood" , where they will participate in the cognitive contests and quizzes, watch performances and try to sweet tea. We already know that young visitors will appreciate his performance the famous theater Obraztsova.

Fabulous city released its money - "Tips" - so called
upper buds of tea tree used to prepare elite varieties of tea. In a fantastic city TIPS can be earned in the organ-grinder for a win in the contest, quiz or in part in staging a puppet show. Then, the city offers a fabulous children take honestly earned money - on tips they can buy a toy or book, but on poltipsa - sweets.

According to the organizers for next year - is already the fifth, anniversary festival they plan to do an exhibit on China, since 2007 declared the Year of China in Russia.

IV Festival will be held from 25 to 28 May in Red Square.

Maria Pavlikova

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