FOOD

Tibetan Butter Tea

For the season finale and the winner of the viewer's choice, we're making Tibetan Butter Tea! Acquired taste? Yes. Worth trying? Absolutely.

FOOD

Tibetan Butter Tea

For the season finale and the winner of the viewer's choice, we're making Tibetan Butter Tea! Acquired taste? Yes. Worth trying? Absolutely.

Ingredients

  • 4 clumps of traditional Pu-erh tea (can also be found as one large brick)
  • 2 -3 tablespoons Cow Butter (in lieu of yak butter)
  • 2 teaspoons himalayan salt (or salt to taste)
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2/3 cup half and half or light cream

Steps

  1. In a medium sauce pan bring 4 cups of water to a boil
  2. Add 3-4 bricks of tea, and bring down to a simmer
  3. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes (can be simmered longer if desired to create a concentrate called Chaku)
  4. Stir in creamer and salt and bring back to a boil
  5. Place butter in bottom of French Press
  6. Strain Hot tea mixture into French Press through a fine sieve
  7. Churn tea in French Press for at least 2 minutes
  8. Pour into teapot and serve in tea bowls