Intra Brand Jahe Wangi 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).
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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.
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.