In many places in Hainan, a good day begins with a bowl of powder, holding Luo powder, Houan powder, Lingshui acid powder or Luzhou rice rotten…
Now Haikou, a beautiful day for many people starts with a cup of morning tea, which is a leisurely way of life. Friends and family get together, for the sake of food, for the sake of friendship, to enjoy this beautiful day.
Good morning, everyone who struggles for the ideal; good morning, people who are rushing for a better life.
Some people say that the pain of life is a coat, a cover and restraint of happiness. In fact, a good life is always hard to come by, we must cherish every moment of happiness.
In a busy life, why don’t we sneak around with our family to have a morning tea, even if your father is silent, his heart will feel the happiness of his children. A cup of tea, a snack, has surpassed the state of time, space and self-happiness.
“Drinking tea is not” (you didn’t drink tea), it is almost a mantra that Cantonese people meet in the morning to say hello.
In the Cantonese dialect, “tea drinking” is called “sighing tea”. The word “sigh” is a dialect of Guangzhou. It has taste and enjoyment. Drinking ordinary tea, sighing is a leisurely slow life. The so-called “sighing morning tea” is a lifestyle of Guangdong people and a unique life interest.
Cantonese people say “sigh”, Hainanese say “eat tea”, the voice is different, the lifestyle is similar, and the leisurely “Daddy Tea” is similar to this. Hainan used to be an administrative district of Guangdong Province. It has always had a tradition of Yueqiong family, so Hainanese also have the habit of drinking morning tea. Especially in Haikou, Wenchang and Qionghai.
“Chai rice oil and salt sauce vinegar tea, do not regard tea as a different thing from daily life, it is just as part of life as the previous six.”… It is described in the book “One Tea and One Meeting”.
Early Tea Culture in Haikou
Early tea began in the Tongzhi Period of Qing Dynasty and originated from Guangzhou “One Li Pavilion”, so it was called Guangshi Morning Tea.
Cantonese style morning tea was introduced to Haikou during the Republic of China and was popular. For example, “Fenghuang”, “Qionan” and “Linan” operated morning tea.
According to the customs of southern Fujian, women are generally not on the tea house. Therefore, before the founding of New China, the Haikou tea house rarely saw women. After the founding of the People’s Republic, women’s status has become increasingly common due to the increasing status of women and economic independence.
Guangdong people “sigh” early tea pay attention to “one piece and two pieces.” The Haikou people “eat morning tea” are all needed and eaten. “There is three big rises in money, no money is four mountains.” These folk proverbs are rich in money and are a true portrayal of Haikou people.
Before the founding of New China, Haikou was in a poverty-stricken area. “Eating young tea” should be decent consumption of the rich, and the poor are beyond reach. Since the founding of New China, especially since the reform and opening up, “eat morning tea” has become a commonplace for the people.
“Eating morning tea” is also called “eat tea”, which is different from the Western-style breakfast package, although the Western-style breakfast pays attention to nutrition and the variety is monotonous. When people wake up, they always feel dry and dry, and a cup of tea is secreted in the mouth. The hot and empty fire in the body will disappear. Adding dozens of teas to choose from, they are not as good as the “Han Emperor”. Not too much.
The northerners said that Haikou people “eat morning tea” is a time consuming, but Haishu people think that they are enjoying life. A pot of tea and 32 pieces of snacks, a small newspaper, leisurely and leisurely.
At the tea house, you can see a few old ladies sitting around a table at any time. Don’t think that the old man’s “two-color ball” is wrong. They all have one card and pay for each. They pictured the excitement and abandoned the loneliness in the house. They talked about the land, went up to the national affairs, the situation in the Middle East, down to the community news, and interesting things in the community. Tea is finished, birds and beasts are scattered.
Most of the modern families are children who are fighting outside and being alone at home. In order to cope with the development of the time, the two started to practice early in the morning, and it was only late at 9 o’clock. They went to the tea house “嗟二趟”, and the Cantonese called “turning two sets.” Slow drinking and chewing have been forced to noon, and the breakfast and Chinese food bundled together also saved a lot of trouble.
“Eating morning tea” has become a platform for comrades-in-arms gatherings, educated youth gatherings, class reunions, friends gatherings, and business meetings. Friends are also happy to meet business negotiations!
Due to the “eat morning tea” crowd, many teahouse pubs are a bit hard to find. I saw only one or two people at a big table. I was told that the guest was full, that is, the guest was the owner, the Haikou people called it the “occupation”, and the Cantonese people called the “hegemony”. Deep hate.
“Eating morning tea” is actually “Xiang Yu dance sword, intended to be Pei Gong”, which means that tea is not a refreshment. It is the primary problem to solve the problem of food and clothing.
The refreshment at the time was “Catch the House”. The two ears of the steamer were hung around the neck and hung around the neck on the small belly of the apron. The ear was clipped with a pencil and sold. Due to the development of the times, it is now using a trolley. Below is the gas stove heating. The above is a small steamer to keep warm, and the color and flavor are all convenient to choose. In Hong Kong and Guangdong, simply place more than one hundred kinds of tea spots on two thin sheets of paper and draw them in two styles. One is handed over to the kitchen workers to steam, and one is left to pay for the tea. This is the difference between people and us.
“Early tea” also “advance with the times”, today’s tea spots have also infiltrated into a lot of West Point, such as egg tarts, lotus cake, cowboy bone, bread, yogurt, cake, spaghetti, and so on. Of course, combined with the local characteristics of Hainan and the eating habits of Haitang, such as Hainan powder, whole grains, coconut husk, steamed bread, mango pudding, coconut milk sago, etc., “Haikou Morning Tea” is both tolerant of West Point and joined The local diet features greatly enriched the content of “early tea”. Of course, some teas such as radish cakes, shrimp dumplings, siu mai, pork ribs, etc. have been quietly mutated in content and taste, which is not as good as traditional taste. The earlier tea pots and long-mouthed copper pots were quietly wiped out, replacing the teapot.
I have to say that the “early tea” etiquette, the tea should be the first elders, guests, and finally to show their respect, according to the traditional habit of “tea full of tea and half” and “tea full of deception”, add tea to people It can be as long as seven or eighty. When someone else pours you tea, you should use your right index finger and middle finger to gently squat on the table next to the cup to express gratitude. It is said to be from an allusion. Legend has it that the Emperor Qianlong and his entourage traveled to Jiangnan to drink tea in a teahouse. The emperor also had three urgency. Because of the thirst and eagerness to pour tea, he also poured a cup of his entourage. At this time, the followers were flattered. This is to be thankful in the palace. “Well, in order not to expose the identity of the emperor, eager to learn from the wisdom of the two fingers to succumb to the table to show thank you for tea. After becoming a custom, it has been inherited ever since.
Haikou’s “early tea culture” is profound and extensive, showing different cultural tastes, reflecting different cultural values and splendid colors, and has become a characteristic culture of Haikou’s diet.
Counting Hainan morning tea
Different from Cantonese morning tea, Hainan morning tea is full of the characteristics of Hainan people, and it is a feeling that cannot be said.
The tea drinks in Hainan morning tea are mainly western tea. Milk, coffee, black tea, lemon tea and some snacks are cheap. The average person can enjoy it. Tears often live in nearby middle-aged and elderly people, and occasionally pass by in other places. Most of them are familiar with each other, so there is no need to make an appointment in advance, meet in the streets and alleys, and “eat tea to go” In the nearby tea shop.
The first type of Hainan morning tea should be counted as a steamer. Not only the common ribs, but also the chicken feet and fungi, let people enjoy the real taste while drinking tea. The chicken feet and ribs here are steamed, authentic, rich in collagen and very nutritious.
The second type of Hainan morning tea is beef and lamb. Hainan’s beef and mutton flavors are unique, allowing you to eat healthy and delicious. Moreover, Hainanese eat beef and mutton, not only in the way of hot pot, but also steamed and braised.
The third type of Hainan morning tea is noodle porridge. For example, pickled noodles, Hainan powder, fried rice noodles, preserved egg lean porridge, etc., special noodles, noodles, noodles and secret marinade, stir up to show the delicious taste of people who want to eat. There is a feeling of wanting to stop.
The fourth type of Hainan morning tea is seafood. Among the seafood varieties, shrimp dumplings and seafood sausage powder are representative. To eat this type of morning tea, there is only one word: fresh. Tasting a bit, it seems to add vitality to a whole day of work and life!
The fifth category of Hainan morning tea is a stew, the main raw materials are all kinds of birds. These stews include some common birds in Hainan, including pigeons. After cooking, the soup is rich in nutrients and is a nourishing good.
The sixth type of Hainan morning tea is a staple food and cake. Like milk and yellow sandbags, barbecued pork, oatmeal, purple potato, glutinous rice cake, radish cake, pancakes, meat dumplings, etc., are delicious for everyone to eat.