Tried and Tested Recipes by Jaja

 

Tag: Tea

Roselle Tea

Roselle Tea

Roselle is usually sold in dry form in the market.¬†Therefore, when these fresh lovely maroon fruits caught my eyes during my trip to Singkawang, West Kalimantan, I just cannot resist to bring them home. You can make roselle tea by steeping parts of the plant […]

Thyme Lemonade

Thyme Lemonade

I have been obsessed with making my own infused tea using leftover fresh herbs on my pantry. Brewing herbs into tea is a great solution to finish off the herbs easily and quickly. This time, I had leftover thyme and lemon on my pantry after […]

Fresh Mint Tea

Fresh Mint Tea

If you cook on the regular basis, you have probably been faced with purchasing herbs more than needed for one recipe. This time, I happened to have mint sprigs left from making mojitos for an office party. Tossing out the leftover fresh herb did not sound right to me, so I decided to make something simple with mint leaves. Thus, I discovered that making fresh mint tea is a great solution for finish off this herb quickly.

It is really simple as you just need to brew the fresh mint leaves with hot water, just like how you make other tea. It tastes clean, refreshing, and soothing. You have probably already familiar with the flavor of peppermint candy. The mint tea flavor is similar but with less intense and less sweet than the candy. I must say my favorite part of sipping a cup of fresh mint tea is inhaling its sweet menthol scent. The smell really stimulates me to mentally perk up when I am feeling lethargic. (more…)

Roselle Lemonade

Roselle Lemonade

Do you now roselle? I remember eating whole candied roselle when I was a child. I initially thought it was a flower, but it is not a fruit neither. It is unexpectedly the calyx, the green (red for roselle) part that encloses the flowers in […]

Lemon Black Tea

Lemon Black Tea

It is the beginning of the rainy season in Indonesia. There is nothing that can beat a cup of hot tea to warm body and soul in this chilly weather. I love lemon tea because the rich and earthy black tea is a joyous harmony […]