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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”

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  1. Joyce — January 3, 2010 @ 2:01 pm

    Ginger is good for many many things and also a natural aid for indigestion. Such a humble root with loads to offer! Amazing is an understatement to describe this root.

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    • wiffy replied: — January 4th, 2010 @ 10:57 am

      hey friend, must find a chance to meet ya soon so that I can pass u a box to try!

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  2. Eat. Travel. Eat! — January 3, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

    Great to hear product reviews! I rarely see blogs that write product reviews. I need to write out some more product reviews. Have plenty that I haven’t done yet of products that I really like…

    Tea at most places are so weird. Either they dilute them or then the tea is of low quality. However, sometimes I am just able to find the place that serves a great tea fix.

    I think it’s time for me to open up those aromatic teas now that I read your review of ginger tea! Probably good stuff coming my way. And maybe, I should order this tea online, but I already have plenty of tea to drink at home.

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    • wiffy replied: — January 4th, 2010 @ 10:50 am

      look forward to some product reviews in your blog in the near future; I’ll know what to pick up when I go states ;)

      You should order one small pack (5 sachets type) to try first while finishing your stash of aromatic teas hehe ;)

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  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes — January 3, 2010 @ 3:38 pm

    I love ginger tea! Have you tried Ginger Bonbons? They are really awesome for the winter. Just wonderful.

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    • wiffy replied: — January 4th, 2010 @ 10:51 am

      I haven’t tried ginger Bonbons before; I’ll pick one up to try if I see it at our local stores :)

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  4. Selba — January 3, 2010 @ 7:19 pm

    This is a wonderful product! Glad that you can buy it online because if not I would love to bring some for you when I visit Singapore again :)

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    • wiffy replied: — January 4th, 2010 @ 10:51 am

      So sweet of you! :XO:

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  5. HoppingHammy — January 3, 2010 @ 10:13 pm

    Oh my, what a lot of tea! :? I guess you’ll be all set for a little while, hehe. And this part made me laugh: “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”

    Hehe, don’t we all! It’s thrilling to get a package in the mail…..always! :lol:

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    • wiffy replied: — January 4th, 2010 @ 10:53 am

      hehe hi 5! we are the same! :wink:

      I realised as of this moment, I’m only left with 3 boxes; I kept giving them away! I have to order another carton and make myself happy again :D

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  6. Ching — January 4, 2010 @ 2:19 am

    I love ginger tea, this is a great instant fix!

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  7. Bob — January 4, 2010 @ 3:36 am

    Sounds like good stuff. I wonder if it would be good to make rice with…

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    • wiffy replied: — January 4th, 2010 @ 10:54 am

      That will be interesting :O I use this tea as a “soup” for my glutinuous rice balls :-)

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  8. Pepy @ Indonesia Eats — January 4, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    Wiffy, I just got free instant bandrek “serbat wangi” from one of Asian stores in Winnipeg. Love jahe wangi and serbat wangi too! Jealous with you guys who live in South-East Asian countries with cheaper spa and massage Spa is pretty expensive here.

    Anyway, enjoy your teh jahe (ginger tea) and bandrek!

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    • wiffy replied: — January 4th, 2010 @ 10:56 am

      I prefer the jahe wangi to the serat wangi tea. I bought a small box of serat wangi to sample but I’m not used to the taste. I think everyone who is born or who had lived in Indonesia knows and loves this brand right? It’s so delicious. Spas are not really cheap in Singapore :oops: but they are more affordable in places like Thailand which I am going next month, hehe

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  9. Lia Chen — January 4, 2010 @ 12:39 pm

    My dad and my father in law love to drink that Jahe Wangi Ginger Tea. It’s nice to drink this kind of tea for relaxing or in cool weather. Pretty surprise you got it from online store. Here, we have it almost in every supermarket :) Nice review Wiffy! Hope to see more …

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    • wiffy replied: — January 5th, 2010 @ 10:42 am

      It’s soooo hard to find this tea here! I almost screamed in delight when I saw it here :D

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      • Lia Chen replied: — January 5th, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

        Wiffy, you can always email me if you need something from Indonesia. I will be happy to send it to you :)

        • wiffy replied: — January 5th, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

          but the problem solved now. The online store I discovered sells a huge stock of Indonesia products and at quite reasonable prices too. Thanks for your offer, so sweet of u! :) Likewise, if there’s anything you need from Singapore, feel free to email me too :)

  10. Little Inbox — January 4, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

    Ginger tea is good, but I don’t quite like the taste.

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