The second Tsampa Festival is to be held in Duilongdeqing County at September 28. With the news that was released, lots of Lhasa citizens and tourists show their desire to attend it. For thousands of years, Tsampa (roasted qingke barley flour) is the most indispensable food in Tibet as only the Qingke has grown tenaciously in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The Tsampa culture is the best proof of Tibetan’s affection to Tsampa.
The times are changing, but people’s love for Tsampa is always the same. Tani, senior folk expert in Tibet& traditional cultural research scholar, said in the literature, the history of planting of barley can be traced back to the Paleolithic age, which means that our ancestors began planting barley as early as millions of years ago, and the record of Tsampa has a history of 3800 years. He also said Delongduiqing, Tibetan means the heavenly land, with unique geographical advantages, is a good place to create a high-quality Tsampa.
The raw material of Tsampa is Qingke (green barley), and eating it can protect the stomach and cardiovascular. It also can help control blood sugar, which is one of the reasons why it beloved by Tibetans.
In Tibet, people are used to placing and eating Tsampa in a wooden box painted with dragons, phoenixes leaves and other patterns. Some boxes are packed in gold, silver and copper. In order to carry them out, people also put Tsampa in cloth pockets or leather pockets; meanwhile bring ghee, tea, salt and bowls. You can have a good meal with hot water together with Tsampa.
With the developing of the times, the variety of products is developed from traditional Tsampa, which satisfied different people. It also shows that although people's pursuit of food is changing, the love for you is always the same.
Since the launch of the protection of intangible cultural heritage, the Tibetan government regards it as the top priority. Duilongdeqing County is also making efforts to make Tsampa become a representative intangible cultural heritage project project with rich local characteristics, solid mass foundation and broad development prospects
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