The beverages that are consumed in Mongolia are not many, nor diverse. They are usually served along with the mutton based dishes, in order to facilitate the digestion. The most important drinks that are made and consumed in this country are: horse milk, nermalike and airag. The last two of them are alcoholic drinks. Nermalike is similar to vodka and it is extracted from yoghurt, while airag is an alcoholic drink made from horse milk that undergoes the process of fermentation. The horse milk is usually consumed with the marmot dishes. Besides the horse milk, another non-alcoholic drink is suutei tsai. This tea is made from hot water, butter, rice, large quantities of salt, yak or mare milk and tea. Suutei tsai precedes most of the meals, as it is supposed to ease the digestion. It is consumed in large quantities.This category currently contains no pages or media.