Tea (rec.drink.tea) Discussion relating to tea, the world's second most consumed beverage (after water), made by infusing or boiling the leaves of the tea plant (C. sinensis or close relatives) in water.

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Old 28-12-2003, 01:56 AM
Natarajan Krishnaswami
 
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The recent thread in which someone asked about the tea used for
Tibetan butter tea reminded me that it's been a long time since I last
had any, so when I bought some cultured butter today, I made a big pot
of tea (Ten Ren tuo cha), and drank it salted and buttered from a
bowl. It's such a perfect winter drink.... Yum.


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Old 28-12-2003, 02:37 AM
Natarajan Krishnaswami
 
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On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 02:00:51 GMT, Mike Petro wrote:
Would you be so kind tas to share the recipe and preperation technique
with us?


In this case, it consisted of about 10oz of the tea in a tea bowl,
mixed with 2oz milk, salt to taste, and about 1 tsp butter, beaten to
a nice froth using a wire whisk (next time, the blender!).

I'm toying with adding a little black pepper next time, and I admit my
curiouity about whether this pu-erh would take being made into masala
chai. ;-)


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Old 28-12-2003, 03:27 AM
Ben Snyder
 
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"Natarajan Krishnaswami" wrote in message
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The recent thread in which someone asked about the tea used for
Tibetan butter tea reminded me that it's been a long time since I last
had any, so when I bought some cultured butter today, I made a big pot
of tea (Ten Ren tuo cha), and drank it salted and buttered from a
bowl. It's such a perfect winter drink.... Yum.


I have a couple quick things to say about butter tea:

When I asked what type of tea is used, I had read somewhere that pu-erh is
not used but something called bo nay is used instead. Well, turns out that
bo nay is Cantonese for pu-erh (a Mandarin term) So it's the same :-)

I tried this with the Ten Ren tuo cha which are wrapped in plastic and are
said to be aged longer (got them at the store in San Francisco) - these were
$2 each for a 100 gram tuo. Not too good, the flavor is very mushroomy.
The $1 each which are wrapped in paper I find to be perfect. Just now I am
enjoying butter tea made from the mushroom shaped pu-erh from Holy Mountain,
this is my favorite so far though a bit more expensive than Ten Ren's

Enjoy!
-ben




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