Sunday, November 25, 2012

Spa Drinks

Do you know that drink you drink after you had your body massage at a Balinese Spa or something? Those gingery tea...or herbal ginseng tea...and that super wangi smelling tea that tastes so refreshing and spicy?

Yup. That tea.

Nice, isn't it?? I've always loved that kinda tea.. The kind of tea that makes you feel so..... calm somehow after taking the first satisfying sip! The kind of tea that just makes you wanna say "Ahhhh....." or "Mmmmmm...this is sooooo gooood!". Well, I've always been a coffee person, but I can never say no to herbal, gingery tea. That warm, spicy and tingly taste just feels good.

Teh Jahe is quite popular in Indonesia.. They brew it differently than our normal Teh Halia I guess...that's why it tastes so good. I heard that they charcoal-broiled the ginger first before brewing it together with the tea..and then they mixed it with a special sugar called Gula Aring - Not too sure about this part though, gotta check with my maid later! Anyhow, whenever I'm in Indonesia, I won't miss my Teh Jahe....especially when I'm at Martha Tilaar Spa! amazing tea!!! ^___^

Fortunately, great-tasting herbal tea is sooo easy to make at home, that you don't necessarily have to have it at your spa centres! And there are lotsa recipe over the internet that you can get these days to make the perfect cup of ginger/herbal tea!

So I'm gonna share with you what I did for my sore throat and cough last week..It's a recipe I found on the internet that could help with your cough ;)

It's the Magic Drink, I call it.. haha

I didn't use tea in this drink...but it definitely tastes something similar to the kind of tea I'd drink in the spa centres! hehe. And also, this drink didn't make my cough go away in an instant...but at least, it does soothe my throat a bit.. So that's good enough!

So what you'll need?
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric  
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Water
  • (you can add ginger too if you like - but I didn't use it the other day)

Smash the black pepper and cut the turmeric into small pieces. 

Put them into hot, boiling water..together with your honey and cinnamon stick.

Stir well..and brew it for a couple minutes. And then drain the liquid into a mug using a drainer and discard the leftover spices.

You can add fresh lemon juice to the drink as well if you like.. Or add more honey if you think the taste is funny...or strong...or whatever! hehe.

Try it! it's good for your cough! ;)

Hope everyone will have a good day and week ahead! Happy Monday! 


1 comment :

  1. wahh you're so rajin mixing tea with herbs! i enjoy green tea with honey.. but i can't drink it everyday or else i can't go to the toilet for like three days or so. haha


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