Regional drinks in Kazakhstan


Kazakh tea or chai is very popular and there are national cafes called Chai-Khana (tea-rooms) where visitors may sip this Kazakh speciality. It is drunk very strong with cream.


Kumis (fermented mare's milk). Cafes where this can be ordered are called Kumis-Khana. Refusing it when offered may cause offence.

In the steppe and desert regions where camels are bred, the camel's milk, called shubat, is offered to guests.