Tibetan Pink Butter Tea | How to make Tibetan Pink Butter Tea

By Shashi Tewari  |  2nd Aug 2018  |  
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About Tibetan Pink Butter Tea Recipe

In Tibet and Ladakh area Butter Tea is the most popular traditional hot beverage known as Bod- cha or Cha- Supma.Butter tea is usually prepared in a huge quantity approximately 1 liter per family member to last through entire course of the day.It is also served during religious ceremonies. Foreign tourists sip it as a soup.Butter tea is a paleo diet.It can bring the appetite level low,can keep you full throughout the day.Butter contains healthy fats which can offer and boost energy.Those who are leading active life should consume it during the depth of winter.The warming notes of spices can brighten cold and dark morning of winters in mountains. Excessive consumption is unhealthy.

Tibetan Pink Butter Tea

Ingredients to make Tibetan Pink Butter Tea

  • Milk 1 cup
  • 4 cups water
  • unsalted butter 2 tbsp
  • sugar 2 tsp
  • baking soda 1/4 tsp
  • salt 1/8 tsp
  • spices as below
  • cardamom 3
  • Star aniseeds 2
  • Dried ginger 1 tsp(not powder)
  • fennel seeds 1 tsp
  • Whole Black pepper 1 tsp
  • cinnamon stick 1 inch
  • tea leaves 2 tsp

How to make Tibetan Pink Butter Tea

  1. Collect all the spices at one place.
  2. Bring water to a boil over high heat.Drop in all the spices and tea leaves.
  3. Reduce the heat immediately.Cover and seal the patila with the flour dough or keep the weight over the lid so that vapours do not go out.
  4. Simmer it for at least 15 minutes on low flame.
  5. When done open the lid.Strain the tea.
  6. Again heat it at medium flame.Add sugar and salt till completely dissolved.Add milk.
  7. Now Stir in butter. Blend well.
  8. Switch off the gas add baking soda and blend it with hand blender till frothy.Colour will change to pink.
  9. Pour into cups and serve hot.

My Tip:

In Tibet area they keep the prepared tea in thermos and drink it throughout the day. Street vendors make it at home ,fill the big thermos and sell it.You can use jaggery in place of sugar.But jaggery splits.So I don't recommend. If you are using salty butter then skip adding salt.

Reviews for Tibetan Pink Butter Tea (1)

Neema Bhardwaja year ago

Nice one.
Shashi Tewari
a year ago
Thanks Neema