FoodDiscover the magic of Tibetan tea: A potent immunity booster for chilly months

Discover the magic of Tibetan tea: A potent immunity booster for chilly months

Tibetan Tea - Delicacies
Tibetan Tea - Delicacies
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6:14 AM EST, February 6, 2024

Tibetan tea is more than a mere drink. It is a recipe steeped in tradition and brimming with health benefits. In particular, it is a source of warmth and immunity boost, especially during the cold autumn and winter months. Discover the magic of this Tibetan elixir and try making it in your kitchen. You will undoubtedly appreciate this change, and your body will thank you.

Enliven your senses with Tibetan tea

Tibetan tea is more than just a beverage. It's a journey into the world of Tibetan traditions and flavours. Although its origin dates back to the 10th century, it remains an excellent natural heating method. Over the centuries, this beverage has become a vital part of life for the residents of the Himalayas. Consisting of pu-erh tea, yak butter, and salt, it provides warmth in harsh weather and offers valuable nutrients.

The tea is whisked in a unique vessel known as a chadong. The result is a velvety smooth drink, free from lumps or scum. Typically, Tibetans consume up to 40 cups of this beverage daily.

What makes Tibetan tea good for you?

This delightful drink not only warms you up but also provides valuable nutrients to your body. Its high caffeine and fat content translates into long-lasting energy, ideal for those leading a physically and mentally active lifestyle. Further, the linolenic acid in Tibetan tea bolsters the immune system, offering protection against infectious diseases.

The base of Tibetan delicacy is usually red tea.
The base of Tibetan delicacy is usually red tea.© Adobe Stock | David Pimborough

Besides, the tea works to speed up metabolism and alleviate gastrointestinal issues. Moreover, in mountainous climates, the fatty tea serves as a shield, protecting the skin and lips from becoming chapped.

Create your own Tibetan tea

Even though the traditional recipe calls for unique vessels and yak milk, we can still manage to recreate it at home using alternatives readily available at the store.

Tibetan Tea - Delicacies
Tibetan Tea - Delicacies© Canva | CaoChunhai

Ingredients:

  • 0.35 oz. of Pu-Erh tea,
  • 4 cups of water,
  • 1 tablespoon of Himalayan salt,
  • 1 cup of milk,
  • 3 tablespoons of butter.

Instructions:

  1. Pour water into a pot, add tea, and boil for 15 minutes.
  2. Next, incorporate the salt into the brew and stir.
  3. Add butter and milk to the blender and blend.
  4. Pour the hot brew through a strainer into the blender, blending it with the milk and butter.
  5. Pour the finished drink into a jug for serving.
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