The power of Mongolian milk tea, does it set the gender equality?
When you visit to a Mongolian family you always offered by a milk tea without asking. This is a part of the culture. The husband receives part of the tea first because he is head of the household. Even when he is absent or away for a short time, tea is served in his special bowl and set aside before service continues. This first bowl of tea to the husband marks respect for his hierarchical position in the household, and sets the pattern of hierarchical domestic relations. The woman serves residents according to a hierarchy of age, gender, and social status, with guests (strangers) being served ahead of residents (intimates).