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How to make Tibetan Tea or Butter Tea

Butter tea, commonly known as Suja and Tibetan Tea in Bhutan and Tibet respectively is a type of tea salty in taste rather than the typical sweet Indian tea.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Bhutanese, Tibetan
Keyword: butter tea, butter tea recipe, suja, tibetan tea
Servings: 2 people


  • 2 tbsp pinches of tea leaves
  • 1/4 cup of Milk
  • 2 cubes of butter unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 tbsp salt according to your taste


  • Boil the water in a pan and then make the flame low.
  • Put the two pinches of tea in the water and continue to boil for a couple of minutes, then separate the tea leaves. 
  • Combine the tea, salt, butter, and milk in the blender and blend for 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour it the cup and enjoy the delicacy.