Wednesday 20 November 2013

Butter Tea

Getting ready - Butter tea distributors at Jambay Lakhang, Jakar, Bhutan

Getting ready to distribute butter tea; at a festival in Jambay Lakhang, Jakar, Bhutan.

Bhutan is very welcoming to the visitor. At this busy local religious festival (with just a minor sprinkling of tourists) I was offered some butter tea and chili rice, just like all pilgrims and locals that were there for religious reasons.

I must admit that the butter tea can be an acquired taste. This one was - very pungent, creamy, and salty. The chili rice is just that: white rice spiced up with some chili, served in your bare hand.

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