Mongolian milk tea, or Suutei Tsai 蒙古奶茶
Mongolian milk tea [Photo/Inner Mongolia Tourism Development Committee]
Mongolian milk tea, also known as Suutei Tsai, is a traditional Mongolian hot drink.
The fresh milk is added to boiled black tea and stirred together. Salt is often added, and some people put in butter-fried rice and dairy products.
Drinking this kind of milk tea is the traditional custom of the Mongolian people. In addition to quenching their thirst, it is also a major method of supplementing human nutrition.
Tea contains rich nutrients such as tannin, amino acids, essential oils, caffeine, vitamins C, D and B. It has a variety of medicinal functions, as well as dissolving fat and promoting digestion.
As a result, tea -- especially brick tea -- has gradually occupied an important position in the lives of the Mongolian people.