devites wrote:I was wondering if anyone knows any good recipes for how to make something similar. Butter Tea seems like a great drink for winter. Perhaps a good use of my average shu puerhs.
chamekke wrote:devites wrote:I was wondering if anyone knows any good recipes for how to make something similar. Butter Tea seems like a great drink for winter. Perhaps a good use of my average shu puerhs.
I'd try this recipe. It's been a while since I had butter tea, but this looks pretty faithful:
Po Cha (Tibetan Butter Tea)
There are some "foodie" recipes on the same site if you're feeling adventurous. Momo-s (dumplings)... yummy!
P.S. Cow milk is perfectly good in butter tea.
P.P.S. This is usually where someone says there is no such thing as yak milk (because the yak is the male).
devites wrote:I made some using a decent chunk of puerh (four quarters stacked) 1.5 cups of water, .5 cup of half and half, teaspoon of butter, pinch of salt.
Boiled water, added tea, let sit for 3 minutes, add milk, additional 10 minutes, then shake with butter and salt for 2 minutes and drink.
The taste is rich and catches you off guard. I'm going to try it again with ghee (goats butter) and different types of tea and will keep updating until I get it right. This is something I could see myself enjoying while camping or hiking as it feels warm and wonderful in your stomache, is very filling, and gives you energy.
devites wrote:Just an update:
I used Ghee, or clarified butter, and the result was more appetizing than before, and I also used more puerh (about 6 quarters stacked) so that the tea was more pronounced. I think I'm going to start making this in bulk and refrigerating to drink in the cold winter months.