is located in West of China, and
was an independent country before.
Potala palace in Lhasa was a place
where Dalai Blama was maintaining
the government based on Buddhism.
This palace is located in a place
as high as the top of Mount Fuji.
People who is not accustomed to
the atmosphere of high altitude
can easily succumb to mountain sickness.
The people in Tibet drink very unique
tea which is called butter tea.
To make butter tea, first extract
brick tea with water, and then pour
the tea into the 15 to 30 cm2 length
wooden tube and stir. They eat "Chanpa"
for breakfast. This Chanpa is made
with tea and flour knead together
to make a dumpling. There is a very
similar food in Japan. In Shizuoka
or Ouno city in Fukui prefecture,
people used to make dumplings with
grain powder and thick tea.
Compared to Beans or Wheat, this
powdered grain requires short cooking
time and they are quite nutritious.
One trouble with this food was sometime
powder stick to the throat and choke,
that's why people invent to mix
the powder with tea to make it more
palatable, and it became popular.
It is quite amazing that we have
a same kind of food as Tibet where
is so far east from Japan.