Tibetan Black Tea is a unique beverage in Tibet which is compressed into a brick shape. To use the black tea brick, Tibetans break it up in a mortar and then boil it with other special ingredients. Black Tea was spread in the Tibetan area since the Tang Dynasty, and it was accepted and loved by Tibetan people. The Tibetan people regarded the black tea as a sacred thing. From the ancient ‘Zanpu’ to the temple lamas, imperial family to ordinary people, they all take the black tea as an indispensable necessity of their life. In Tibetan Buddhism, the black tea has completely become a ‘sacred’, a gift from gods. In all Buddhist activities, the first rank of the items list is always the tea. Even the Jokhang temple in Lhasa still has a collection of hundreds of years tea bricks.
Tibetan Black Tea
In Tibetan culture, Black Tea has a rich connotation and not only enrich and meet the needs of Tibetan’s daily life, but also benefit the great unity of the Chinese nation. Meanwhile, it also brings great economic benefits to local Tibetan and promotes the economy development of Tibet. Therefore, Tibetan black tea is such a good product that benefit both local Tibetan and travelers. If you come to Tibet, you have to taste this typical Tibetan Black tea in a Tibetan-style teahouse. And it won’t let you down for such a special taste.
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