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Suutei Tsai - Сүүтэй Цай

Tea with milk and salt.

Put the tea into a pan of water and let it boil a short moment. Now add about the same amount of milk to the water, and boil the mix again. Instead of stirring, the Mongolians will lift out some liquid with a ladle and let it splash back from a certain hight. This brings enough movement into the liquid in the flat pan on the yurt stove. In the end, season to taste with salt and strain into a teapot.

This tea is served in little bowls. It is the standard beverage to every meal.

Of course, you can also buy milk tea as instant powder nowadays. That doesn't offer quite the same enjoyment as a beverage made with fresh milk on the yurt stove, but can be quite practical when travelling.