Bocha (Tibetan Tea) - What's It Like?
Replies: 24 - Last Post: Jan 23, 2013 2:39 PM Last Post By: Captain_Courage...
Nov 14, 2012 5:27 AM
15I lived on momos,yak meat,yak butter tea and very little else for 2 months in Tibet ;-)
Nov 14, 2012 5:54 AM
16I had yak steak a couple of times in Nepal and it was quite good. But then I had to believe I ate yak meat, not beef. At least the great majority of bovine in the area were yaks. But, normally yaks aren't reared for meat. They're too precious animals in many other ways.
Generally, momos are the best thing you can get on regular basis in Himalaya, including Tibet and Nepal.
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Nov 14, 2012 7:56 AM
17No, that's chya (chai) and it's made with cow milk and water
...and CTC or other cheap tea
Not according to this, it aint. That's more like the drink I was on about...
Nov 14, 2012 8:06 AM
I had boiled yak, which would meet Manch's fewer-than-3-ingredients test. Ingredients: hunk of yak, salt. water. Mix and boil. Not recommended.
Corned (brine cured) yak was pretty good. Ground raw yak was one of the very few foods I have ever refused to try. I did not want to do first hand investigation of Tibetan health care quality.
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Nov 14, 2012 2:39 PM
23billy, have you stayed at Sadhana
No, but the tea I had at The Nepalese (UK) restaurant was pretty much the same as what's in the link.
No milk as earlier mentioned.
Nov 15, 2012 1:04 AM
24Fieldgate #14 - yes, that's the place. I always take photos of food. Photos are the ones in the second row.
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