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An informative photo about the Chang also called nectar of gods, wylie in Tibetan. Chang is consumed by the people of Himalayas.
It is usually drunk at room temperature in summer, but is often served piping hot in brass bowls or wooden mugs when the weather is cold. Barley, millet (finger-millet) or rice is used to brew the drink. Semi-fermented seeds of millet are served, stuffed in a barrel of bamboo called the Dhungro. Then boiling water is poured and sipped through a narrow bore bamboo pipe called the Pipsing.

When the boiled barley has gone cold, some yeast or dried barm is added and it is left to stand for 2 or 3 days when fermentation begins when it is called glum. The barm consists of flour and, in Balti, at least, often has ginger and aconite added to it. After fermentation is complete, some water is added to it and is then ready for use.
It is said to be the best remedy to ward off the severe cold of the mountains. It reputedly has many healing properties for conditions like common cold, fever, allergic rhinitis, alcoholism etc.

According to legends, chang is also popular with the Yeti, who often raid isolated mountain villages to drink it. Source : wiki

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  • Date Taken: 2006-00-00
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