Buttered Tea , Zhongdian
Buttered tea is Tibetan traditional drink. It is necessary everyday food, and is also excellent drink for entertaining guests.
Buttered tea is a kind of very nutritious drink being suited to high and cold region. It can resist coldness, promote body fluid and quench thirst, and get rid of fatigue, so it is popular with Tibetans. The way of making it is: put a suitable amount of butter and salt( if having milk, egg and walnut may be better) into strong tea, pour them into a specially made round wood pail .A special stick is used to beat the tea up and down in the pail to make the butter and tea dissolve fully. Then it is poured into a pot or boiler, is put on slow fire and is ready to be poured out for drinking.