Sura butter tea

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

Traditionally, butter tea is made by boiling tea leaves in water until the tea is dark brown in colour. The tea is then strained and poured into a special butter churn, along with a large lump of yak butter and some salt, then churned until the butter and salt are well mixed. The tea is then transferred to a kettle, or to a thermos to stay warm as people take it with them on their walks around the mountains. Butter tea is served in a special cup and silver cup holder.

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