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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. TastesofHome — January 5, 2010 @ 2:44 am

    hey Wiffy, I’ve never tried Indonesian ginger tea before but the spa bit also has me intrigued hehe – I will ask my sis to buy some for me hehe..btw, just wanted to drop by to say Happy 2010!

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

      Happy 2010! :) Hope you like it :)

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  2. Juliana — January 5, 2010 @ 7:03 am

    Ginger tea? Sounds great in this cold weather…love the taste of it…I’ll try to look for it a local Asian store :-) Thanks for the tip!

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    • wiffy replied: — January 5th, 2010 @ 10:46 am

      hope u find it! I think it’s quite easy to find in the US :)

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  3. 3hungrytummies — January 5, 2010 @ 12:10 pm

    This is something I always have in my pantry :)

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  4. tigerfish — January 5, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

    You have one big box! Free samples for me? Never tried before though I know ginger tea is good.

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    • wiffy replied: — January 5th, 2010 @ 4:41 pm

      I’ll be most happy to pass you a box when you’re back in Singapore! :D

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  5. Trissa — January 5, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

    I read your post and asked my Indonesian friend about this tea – apparently it is very well known there!

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  6. MaryMoh — January 5, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

    When I was introduced to ginger tea by my friend last year, I thought that was the best tea I have ever tried. It is so warming especially in this cold weather. My friend, she recovered from near terminal cancer, was told by her Chinese Dr that ginger tea can cure a lot of sicknesses.

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  7. Sparkles — January 5, 2010 @ 11:36 pm

    Hi wiffy,

    I certainly remember this spa, with the horrible lady boss, trying to hard sell us their spa packages!

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    • wiffy replied: — January 6th, 2010 @ 11:02 am

      wow Sparkles, I’m surprised to “see” u here, hope all is well with you :)

      Yes the lady boss is really mercenary $_$ heheh

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  8. Janet@ Gourmet Traveller 88 — January 5, 2010 @ 11:37 pm

    I have only tried the Korean Ginger Tea which is also in powdered form. Appreciate your neutral review : ) Happy New Year !

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    • wiffy replied: — January 6th, 2010 @ 11:04 am

      I don’t really like korean type, maybe I didn’t buy the right brand, hehe Happy 2010!

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  9. peachkins — January 6, 2010 @ 7:57 am

    I love ginger tea but I make my own. I’ve got to try that brand!

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  10. Big boys Oven — January 6, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    it will be great to be relax, sipping a cup of this tea and indulge into a light dessert! ;)

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