Mongolian Millet & Green Milk Tea | Suutei TsaiEach sip tastes of milk and salt and cereal – but the drink also has a remarkable drying effect in the mouth, thanks to a healthy dose of naturally astringent green tea. This is absolutely the strangest tea I have ever sipped.
  • 2cups water
  • 2cups milk
  • 1/4-1/2tsp salt, optional
  • 1Tbsp green tea
Millet “garnish” (optional)
  1. Add the milk, water, and salt to a saucepan and heat until just below the simmer.
  2. Add the green tea (in a tea ball) and let steep over the flame for 4-6 minutes, or to desired strength.
  3. Remove the tea and increase the heat so that the mixture just barely simmers.
  4. Meanwhile, toast millet in a skillet over medium heat in butter.
  5. Dust with flour and continue toasting until golden brown.
  6. Add the toasted millet to the tea mixture and cook 15 minutes or until the millet is tender (check your package instructions – this could take up to 30 minutes).
  7. Right before serving, check your seasonings and add some extra salt, if desired.
  8. Ladle steaming hot tea into everyone’s cup (or bowl), being sure to give everyone a healthy amount of millet (which will most likely be settled on the bottom of the pot).

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