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Intra Brand Jahe Wangi Ginger Tea

Jahe Wangi Ginger Tea
A warming and aromatic cup of ginger tea

Note: Updated place to purchase on 20 Jan 2014.

Note: Once in a while, I will recommend a food product that I really really love. This is NOT a paid review. The content written in this post is solely my personal opinion.

I was acquainted with this “Jahe Wangi Ginger Tea” at a spa I used to frequent. They serve this wonderful spicy ginger tea from Indonesia as a nice finale to a deep and relaxing massage. I tried my fair share of instant ginger tea but all of them strike me more as sweet than spicy, and we all know that ginger is inherently a spicy ingredient. So, when I found this tea, I was ecstatic. According to my friend Rian, “Jahe Wangi” means “fragrant ginger” and fragrant this tea definitely is. When I enquired about the price at the spa, I think the lady boss just made up some silly marked-up price on the spot because well it’s a spa not a tea house, and everything is just cut-throat expensive at a spa. I buy a box from her occasionally to get my quickie ginger tea fix but I have to ration them. Sometimes at the spa, they also brewed the tea too dilutedly which doesn’t do the tea any justice (you have to brew a sachet in a tea cup to get a fragrant taste).

Jahe Wangi Ginger Tea

I stopped going to the spa a few years ago but the tea was never forgotten. Over the years, I kept a look out for this yummy tea when I travel. I saw them in the US, Perth and my friend told me it’s sold in Indonesia (well, it’s an Indonesian product). But how much can I carry back in my luggage? One day, I was walking through Takashimaya basement towards Meritus, and although I was walking briskly, the corner of my eye caught the tea in a stand. I quickly bought a box and the shop lady gave me a leaflet with information on their retail store because the stand at Taka was temporary.

Jahe Wangi Ginger Tea
My parcel arriving via a courier. I’m always happy to receive parcels though I am the one who ordered it. It’s like a gift to myself :)

Ginger tea is known to aid digestion and relieves bloatedness by getting rid of excess “wind” in the tummy (maybe that’s why they like to serve it at the spa). But do not consume excessively because it is believed to be “heaty” as well.

Now, would you excuse me as I’m turn on the aircon, put on some relaxing music, burn a calming aromatherapy oil, have my aching feet pampered by an electric foot massager (I’m now too poor to afford a human masseuse hehe) and then enjoy this warming ginger tea afterwards.

Update: Found this tea to be much cheaper at the Malay Village. It’s at one of the shops selling dry goods.

Note: I’m writing about this product because it is my personal favourite. This is NOT a paid review. The content written in this post is solely my personal opinion. Commercial companies may not use my content for advertising purposes.


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51 Responses to “Intra Brand Jahe Wangi Ginger Tea”

  1. Dee — January 7, 2010 @ 7:56 am

    I love receiving parcels too. Hint ;)
    Ginger tea makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. And it’s brilliant for bloating too!


  2. Cee — January 9, 2010 @ 8:36 am

    Hey Noob,
    This Jahe Wangi tea is also available at many Asian groceries in Sydney (where are you located btw?). I purchased one last time in Miracle Asian groceries at World Square. “Toko”, an Indonesian grocery shop in Castlereagh street, City, also sells them, and i think so does THai Kee in Market City too. Just a wee tip for you if you’re ever running out of them!


    • wiffy replied: — January 12th, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

      Hi Cee! Thanks for the information, I appreciate it :) I’m in Singapore, before I discovered the online store, I had no luck finding it except at certain spas … for years! ;)


  3. net — February 22, 2010 @ 2:16 am

    I would be grateful if somone can get me details of the supplier or manufacture of this Jahe Wangi Ginger Tea , thanks


  4. Andrew Quek — February 23, 2010 @ 9:21 am

    hey people, I bought it @ Geylang Serai for S$3.50. Shop name –> Al-Barakah Jamu Centre. Address: Blk 1 Joo Chiat Rd #01-1041 Joo Chiat Complex, Singapore, 420001; Telephone: 6743 1804.

    Most Malay “medicinal” shops should stock them.

    To net – Produced by Intra Food & Beverage Industry. Solo, indonesia.


    • wiffy replied: — February 23rd, 2010 @ 9:37 am

      Hi Andrew, S$3.50 for the 5 pack or 20 pack? Thanks for sharing :)


      • Andrew Quek replied: — February 23rd, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

        Hi wiffy, its S$3.50 for the 20 pack. I’ve also attempted to hunt down the ginger tea that some spa provides to no avail till I read your blog. I even tried to cook it (ginger + rock sugar + lemongrass + pandan) but cannot make it. :D

        But I find it a bit too sweet for my liking. Shall throw in a few satchets when I attempt to cook it again.

        • wiffy replied: — February 23rd, 2010 @ 1:20 pm

          wow S$3.50 for 20 pack is cheap! the belanja shop shop price is S$5.95 per box currently. Thanks again for sharing! :)

          Some people find it too sweet but I like it! at least it’s still spicy. My friend shared the recipe at her blog. You may want to check it out :)

  5. Beno — June 30, 2010 @ 4:09 pm

    Hey good find on the web sites. The one Im looking for is the vanilla flavour Jahe Wangi Ginger tea. I bought a box of it last year in Bali from again a lady boy at a spa in Seminyak. I cant find it any where on the net.
    Please help.


  6. sunshineshukujo — November 21, 2010 @ 12:55 pm

    i love your blog, esp the ginger tea, i love it :)


  7. Mary — January 10, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

    hi there, do you still order the INTRA ginger tea? :)


    • wiffy replied: — January 11th, 2012 @ 10:11 am

      Currently I buy it from a shop at Malay Village, much cheaper than online. will update this post with the new information soon :)


  8. Amelia — April 26, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    Good day to you.
    I love ginger tea too and after reading your review, I went around hunting for the tea. How blessed am I when I found one shop in Tampines selling it. The shop name is Zafrah Jamu House, it’s located at Blk 505 Tampines Central, #01-333 S(520505). It’s the block beside the traffic light near the Tampines Regional Library, opposite Tampines One. It’s selling for $3.50 per box of 20.


    • wiffy replied: — April 26th, 2012 @ 10:47 am

      thank you so much for sharing!!


  9. Sonic — June 24, 2012 @ 2:02 am

    Hi, I just discovered your blog; it’s great.
    This tea is sold in Mustafa too


  10. Yuke Lan — January 9, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

    Hi Wiffy, I was looking for some reviews about ginger tea and happened to read your review. Impressed by your remarks about the product , I ordered 6 boxes (each costs $6.70) which was sent to me the next day. Although the tea is not as spicy as I expected, it is quite soothing and pleasant. It will be ideal if less sugar is added. Incidentally you may like to try out another Ginger Tea recommended by a Chinese TCM doctor. It is called Old Ginger Milk Tea which is very aromatic and spicy with sugar in separate packings. It is produced in Perak, Malaysia.