Find a large brick of tea and crumble part of it into a pot of boiling water, add toasted millet.
Keep the tea at a steady simmer and place slices of cold mutton fat, some cheese that is like unsalted Feta and a cheese that is like a very hard Parmesan in the drinking vessels.
Play some songs.
After half an hour of boiling add salted rancid butter and mares milk - a bit at a time until it tastes right then pour into the tea bowls.
This is the scene when the cooking is nearly finished, a drinking tune is being played and strong alcohol is being passed around the audience they must flick three drops from the cup into the sky before drinking the rest in one go.
Tstsegmaa tests the mutton dumplings and Chinggel is putting the finishing touches to the tea.
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