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The traditional Tibetan staple food is tsamba, a kind of dough made with roasted barley flour and ghee (pure butter) with water.
Sweet Milk Tea

Besides buttered tea, sweet milk tea is another popular beverage among Tibetans. Hot boiling and filtered black tea is poured into a churn, and mixed with fresh milk and sugar.
Buttered Tea

Buttered tea is Tibetans' traditional drink. It is a necessary daily food as well as an excellent drink for entertaining guests.

Ghee, or butter refined from the milk of cows and sheep, is a highly nutritional daily food of Tibetans.
Tibetan Barley Wine

Barley wine is a main beverage welcomed by Tibetan men and women, young and old. It is called "Qiang" in Tibetan, and is a kind of light wine made from barley grown on the highlands.
Beef and Mutton

Tibetans like to eat beef and mutton because meat can provide people enough energy to withstand the cold in areas of high elevation.
Yogurt and Milk

The popular milk products are yogurt and milk sediment. There are two kinds of yogurts. One is "Daxue" (Tibetan word), which is made of milk from which butter has been refined; the other is "Exue" (Tibetan word) made of milk from which butter has not been refined.
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