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  • Maya Karueva, Kalmyk Tea 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Maya gives a tea recipe and talks about ceremonies, beliefs, and legends related to Kalmyk tea. There is a Kalmyk saying that ‘Although paper is thin, it is the servant of science/ Although tea is liquid, it is the crown ...
  • Maria Lidzhigoryaeva, Kalmyk Tea with Fried Flour 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Maria says that fried flour can be added not only to white tea (i.e. tea with milk) but also to black tea as well. She contends that tea mixed with fried flour is very nutritious.
  • Maria Kamandzhaeva, Tea Ceremony 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Maria talks about Kalmyk tea, its recipe, and related rituals and beliefs. Recipe: Put water into a pan and add tea. When the water boils, add milk and stir. Then add butter and keep on stirring clock-wise. The longer one ...
  • Konstantin Naktanov, About Milk or Tea Sprinkling in Kalmyk Culture 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Konstantin talks about a ritual of sprinkling tea or milk as an offering to gods and ancestors. He says that in the past people used special spoons to perform this ritual. In his family, Konstantin contends, they regularly ...

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