Tibetan Yak butter tea - Photos by Xiadan, Shangri La, Yunnan Province, China
Tibetan yak butter tea is very inprotant for tibetan people ,who are living in the high plateao area, they need to drink yak butter tea to keep the energy of the body,
Yak Butter Tea starts with “chaku.” Tea leaves are boiled in water for several hours, then the tea leaves are strained out and discarded to leave behind a very strong tea which is set aside for when wanted. In Tibet, this plain, strong tea is called “chaku.” The tea used is a black tea from an area in Tibet called Pemagul.
To make regular tea to drink you add some of this very strong “Chaku” tea to hot water.