Butter Tea

Butter Tea


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According to historic records,the Tibetans learned to make buter with wild yak milk in ancient times.Butter is used for religious activities and for softening animal hide,while,in winter,Tibetans even use it as skin lotion.Many monasteries make sculptures out of butter.


In the 13th century,Benjor Sangbo recorded how tea was transpoted from China’s hinterland to Tibet in his book entitled History of Tibet and China’s Hinterland.Tibet was notorious for its frigid climate.As the Tibetan farmers and herders had been exposed to howling winds and freezing snow for a whole day ,they were in extreme need of something hot.Buttered tea came to their rescue.

There are many ways of making buttered tea.Some smelt the butter in hot tea with bone marrow and milk added.Many Tibetans still make this kind of tea even day,it is a tonic.

The Tibetans love to drink buttered tea while eating zanba(roasted highland barley flour).Some comparatively wealthy families make buttered tea in a different way ,as follows:put the tea brick into the water;when the tea boils,tea leaves are taken out of the pot and the tea is poured into a kettle.Milk and butter are added and efforts are made to mix them all into buttered tea.For drinking,buttered tea is poured into a pottery pot which is heated over dyeing fire.Rich families drink buttered tea added with eggs an walnut,peanut and sesame powder.

Legend has it that when King Gesar returned victoriously from an expedition,his wife and concubines produced buttered tea in his honor.

Tibetans make sacrifices to the God with butter and tea,and entertain guests with buttered tea and wine.When one has guests,the whole family line up in front of the home,toasting the guests with wine and presenting them with hada scarves.When the guests leave,the host will see them off with buttered tea carried on the back.When the guests enter their vehicle,they will be served three rounds of buttered tea.

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