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How to make Tibetan Tea or Butter Tea at Home

What is Tibetan tea?

Butter tea, commonly known as Suja and Tibetan Tea in Bhutan and Tibet respectively is a type of tea salty in taste rather than the typical sweet Indian tea.

It is a tea with butter and salt in it.

In particular, churning a mixture of tea, salt, and yak butter makes butter tea. In the mountain regions of Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet, it is the most common drink people admire.

Benefits of Tibetan Tea

Tibetan Milk Tea

Altogether, the benefits of butter tea include warming the body, increasing energy levels, moisturizing the skin, helping digestion, and other infinite benefits. 

Described below are the additional benefits of butter tea,

Boosts Energy

As Butter tea or Suja is rich in caffeine, it helps in boosting energy.

Generally, in mountain areas, people work for long hours and in tough terrain. Accordingly, to boost their energy Suja is widely considered.

Good for Brain

Similarly, this tea has antioxidant properties which help in countering the dangerous effect of free radicals in the body.

good for brain

Altogether, the benefits of butter tea include warming the body, increasing energy levels, moisturizing the skin, helping digestion, and other infinite benefits. 

Described below are the additional benefits of butter tea,

Boosts Energy

As Butter tea or Suja is rich in caffeine, it helps in boosting energy.

Generally, in mountain areas, people work for long hours and in tough terrain. Accordingly, to boost their energy Suja is widely considered.

Good for Brain

Similarly, this tea has antioxidant properties which help in countering the dangerous effect of free radicals in the body.

Tibetan butter tea

Due to specific anti-diabetic properties in butter tea, it is widely considered among the mountain people.

Ingredients of Tibetan Tea or Butter Tea

Traditional butter tea, sometimes called Tibetan tea is quite easy to make and hardly takes more than 10 minutes. The main ingredients you need are

unsalted butter

  • 2 pinches of Tea Leaves
  • 2 cubes of unsalted butter
  • Quarter cup Milk
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 ½ cup of water

How to make Tibetan Tea or Butter Tea

The procedure for making Tibetan tea is effortless. You need 8-10 minutes to make this tea. Follow the easy steps and enjoy the process of making it.

Step 1: Boil the water in a pan and then make the flame low.

Step 2: Put the two pinches of tea in the water and continue to boil for a couple of minutes, then separate the tea leaves. 

Step 3: Combine the tea, salt, butter, and milk in the blender and blend for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4: Pour the cup and enjoy the delicacy. 

Also, you can check out the video on how to make Tibetan Tea here:

Side Effects of Tibetan Tea

Caffeine

The caffeine content found in butter tea will have adverse effects on the body once consumed in a massive quantity. 
Consuming an excessive quantity of butter tea may result in anxiety, sleep disorders, headaches, irritability, and abdomen discomfort.
It is advised not to drink over 2-3 cups of this tea per day.

Cholesterol

Since butter has some good fats and positive effects on the body. It still can lead to some cardiovascular problems by increasing the cholesterol levels in your body.
Due to the presence of butter in Tibetan tea and if you’re suffering from high cholesterol, it is advisable to contact your doctor before having this tea.

Salt

As a rule, excess of everything is body as you already know and the same goes with our body as well. 
Adding too much salt to your diet will lead you to high blood pressure. So while making the Tibetan tea make sure to add salt as per your taste.

Tibetan tea Recipe

Still need to print out the detailed recipe for the Tibetan Tea, check out the full recipe below.

How to make Tibetan Tea or Butter Tea

Butter tea, commonly known as Suja and Tibetan Tea in Bhutan and Tibet respectively is a type of tea salty in taste rather than the typical sweet Indian tea.

Prep Time: 2 minutes mins

Cook Time: 5 minutes mins

Course: Drinks

Cuisine: Bhutanese, Tibetan

Servings: 2 people

Ingredients  

  • 1 1/2 tbsp of tea leaves
  • 1/4 cup of Milk
  • 2 cubes of butter unsalted butter/salted
  • 2 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 tbsp salt according to your taste

Instructions 

  • Pour in water into the pot, add tea leaves, and bring it to the boil.
  • Boil it for a few minutes and control the flame if it boils over.
  • Now, strain it into another pot, and add milk, butter, and salt in it.
  • Using a hand blender, blend it for a couple of minutes.
  • Finally, check the salt, add more if needed heat it back if needed, and serve it hot.

Keyword

butter tea, butter tea recipe, suja, Tibetan tea

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