13 Fascinating Teas from Around the World
While some countries avoid dairy in their tea and others opt for lots of milk, the Tibetans have a very different, and somewhat unique, approach to the hot beverage. They start by brewing their tea leaves in water for up to half a day. Then they add in a mixture of yak butter and salt, which gives the drink a much thicker consistency.
Named for its unique ingredient, butter tea is thought to be popular because of its high fat levels, which makes it perfect for the harsh, cold climate of the Himalayas.