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Butter Tea (Bhutan)

Butter Tea is a popular drink in Bhutan made from mixing black tea with cream and butter. Perfect for keeping warm on a cold day, Butter Tea is a unique and delicious treat!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Bhutan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 103kcal


  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 black tea bags
  • ½ tsp Pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • cup half and half


  • Bring the four cups of water to a boil. Add the tea bags and allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes, depending on how strong you’d like your tea.
  • Remove the tea bags from the water and pour the water into a blender.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients into the blender as well. Allow the butter to melt from the heat of the water before blending.
  • Blend the drink together for about 2-3 minutes. Pour into glasses and enjoy!
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Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 318IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg