How long does it take to brew Kalmyk tea?

Kalmyk tea boil for 10-15 minutes.

How to brew classic Kalmyk tea

Kalmyk tea-brick (can be replaced with a mixture of black and green tea) – 3 tablespoons
Milk (preferably homemade) – 1 liter
Butter – 1 cube (to taste)
Water – 1 liter
White or black ground pepper – a pinch
Nutmeg – a pinch
Bay leaf – 1 leaf
Salt – a pinch

How to brew classic Kalmyk tea
1. Pour a liter of water into a saucepan.
2. Cut off Kalmyk tea, divide slightly, boil over medium heat.
3. Pour pepper, nutmeg, bay leaf, a pinch of salt into boiling tea.
4. Constantly stirring, pour milk in a thin stream, let the tea boil again, reduce the heat to a slow one.
5. Saturate the tea with oxygen – scoop tea from the bottom of the pot with a ladle, raise the ladle with tea to a height of about 10 centimeters, pour the tea from the ladle into the pan in a thin stream, repeat the procedure 20-30 times.
6. Remove tea from the burner, strain through a strainer if desired.
7. Serve Kalmyk tea hot.

Tasty Facts

– Kalmyk tea was invented in order to alleviate the heat, in areas with dry weather. Kalmyk tea promotes perspiration. But in hot regions with humid air, Kalmyk tea is practically useless. In the cold, Kalmyk tea can warm you up.

– Kalmyk tea can be drunk as an energy drink, then for a fortress it can be boiled for 2-3 minutes longer.

– To enhance the intensity of brewing, brick tea can be additionally crushed.

– According to tradition, all movements when brewing Kalmyk tea should be done clockwise.

– Kalmyk tea is good in the heat and as a nutritious drink in the absence of appetite. Due to butter, salt and homemade milk, Kalmyk tea will satisfy your hunger and raise your tone.

– The price of Kalmyk tea when purchased in specialized stores is from 350 rubles / 200 grams (on average in Moscow as of June 2019).

— Kalmyk tea is served with fresh tortillas, goat cheese; for nutritional value, fried flour, millet or rice are added to the tea during cooking.

Simple Kalmyk tea

Black tea – 2 grams (bag)
Green tea – 2 grams (bag)
Milk – 0.7 liters
Water – 1 liter
Sugar – 70 grams
Salt – 7-10 grams
Butter – 30 grams

How to brew sweet Kalmyk tea
1. Pour a liter of water into a saucepan.
2. Pour black and green tea into the water in a saucepan, boil over medium heat.
3. Put salt, sugar into boiling tea, stir for a minute to dissolve them.
4. Constantly stirring, pour milk in a thin stream, let the tea boil again, immediately remove from the burner – do not boil tea after adding milk.
5. Put a piece of butter in tea, dissolve it, stirring.
6. If desired, strain the tea through a strainer.
7. Serve tea immediately hot, until the fat has solidified on top.