Mongolia Suutei Tsai Instant Milk Butter Tea 3 Flavors 65g Member-Exclusive Deals ($2.99 for orders above $75 with membership)

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Origin:
China
Form:
Powder
Packaging:
Bag
Year:
2022
Net Weight:
65g
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Type: Butter Tea
Net Weight: 65g 
Packaging: Bag
Origin: China
Description: If tea time in your home means sweet, sugary cups of deliciousness, think again. This week we're sipping on salty, milky green tea cooked with buttery toasted millet. This is one of the more elaborate versions of Suutei Tsai – a famous Mongolian drink enjoyed out on the cold steppes. 
 
Suutei tsai literally "tea with milk" is a traditional Mongolian beverage. The name suutei tsai in Mongolian means milk tea. The ingredients to suutei tsai are typically water, milk, tea and salt. A simple recipe might call for one quart of water, one quart of milk, a tablespoon of green tea, and one teaspoon of salt. But the ingredients often vary. Some recipes use green tea while others use black tea. Some recipes even include butter or fat. Milk in Mongolia is typically fresh, whole milk, and using half and half instead of milk produces a rich beverage close to the authentic. The amount of salt in the tea is also often varied.
 
Suutei tsai is one of the most common drinks in Mongolia. It is often drunk at meals and throughout the day. It is usually served to guests when they arrive at a Mongolian home, known as a yurt or ger. Upon arriving, guests are usually served suutei tsai with a hospitality bowl filled with snacks.
 
This set includes three flavors:
Original Salty Flavour Beverage 20g x 1 sachet (blue)
Butter Salty Flavour Beverage 20g x 1 sachet (yellow)
Butter with Roasted Rice Salty Flavour 25g x 1 sachet (organge)
 

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  • 4
    First I was afraid, I was petrified ...

    Posted by Svein Olav Nyberg on 2022-02-17 5:15

    ... Well, this was very unknown, and I had never tried anything like it before. I had read about Tibetan tsampa, which was supposedly not "everyone's cup of tea". So I feared this might be pungent in a negative way. ... aaaand I wasn't quite convinced even when I opened the yellow satchet. But Ok, one bag into a 2 deciliter cup, and here we go! Stir, and it's quite warm, and my nose just notices that there's hot steam. 80˚. But I sip, and it's surprisingly mellow given all my "brave" expectations. And a few more sips, and what I taste is essentially salty butter. In a good way, actually. Salty butter in milk with a slight maltiness. So, not bad at all, even for a sceptical westerner like myself. I give it 4 stars to highlight that this is a non-scary drink which can be rather mellow on a cold winter's eve (which it is now). It's not a 5, as that is for the best teas that you drink for gastronomical pleasure only. But a good drink for a cold evening, when what you want is that warm feeling, and maybe some assuring taste of good, buttery calories.