I mixed it up with some boiling water and took a tentative sip. It was delicious!
It is quite sweet, with a very strong ginger flavor that warms you as it goes down. In fact, it has a lingering spiciness that builds as you drink the tea. If you like fresh ginger, you'd probably really like this.I did a little searching around, and it turns out that jahe wangi is a traditional Indonesian drink, and it's often used to ward off colds and fevers. It's quite delicious, and even though I do think it's a little too sweet, squeezing in some lemon helps balance it out. It probably won't replace my fresh ginger tea in the winter, but it's a good alternate. It could make a wonderful iced tea, too - even a cocktail, perhaps?
Anyone else tried this?
• Buy it: Jahe Wangi, $3.25 at Dutch Variety Foods
(Images: Faith Durand)