• Tibetan Tea, Yak milk tea, Amdo Milk Tea, Tibetan food

Amdo Milk Tea Recipe

Milk tea is a daily etiquette in Tibetan society. It means a meal, conversation, symbol of comfort, and celebration. Tea is a well-liked drink consumed far and wide on the plateau, especially in the Amdo and Kham regions. People from Lhasa area like their tea sweet; this is also the region where they more commonly enjoy butter tea.

When I think of moments enjoying tea in my childhood home, I think of the continuity it represents – the image of family and guests lingering around a fire and chatting away after a soul-warming meal.

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  • 1. Bring water to boil in a covered pan.
  • 2. Add nuts, if using, and steep over Medium-low heat for about 5 minutes. Then add tea and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • 3. Add milk, salt and sugar. Turn heat to High and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let sit for about 3 minutes to allow the flavors to melt together.
  • 4. Remove or strain tea and nuts if used. Serve while hot. Store remainder in carafe or other insulated container.

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I was born and raised on the Tibetan plateau. And I sing and dance with the utensils in my kitchen, while remembering and storytelling in my mind. Consulting in the ...

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