Advent tea 9: Blackcurrant beauty

Goodness gracious me. Didn't I write last time about Dutch-Indonesian food? I did! But is that any reason, I ask of you, for my next tea to not only smell of ayam bali but to actually taste of it too? No reason whatsoever! And yet - it did. Let me make myself clear. Just because … Continue reading Advent tea 9: Blackcurrant beauty

Advent tea 8: Turmeric gold

The turmeric craze started a few years ago. It would cure you of every thinkable ailment, or so it seemed. And it was also supposed to taste like heaven. In other words: pure gold. We know about turmeric in the Netherlands because we use it to make Indonesian dishes - a remnant of our colonial … Continue reading Advent tea 8: Turmeric gold

Advent tea 7: Three fennel

Ooo I know fennel! Everyone who has ever breastfed, or tried to anyway, knows fennel. And lots of other people too, I guess. Although I am commonly not one of them. You see, fennel helps with the digestive system. So if you have a colic baby, it sometimes helps them if you drink fennel tea! … Continue reading Advent tea 7: Three fennel

Advent tea 6: Three ginger

Mozart alledgedly said: "You know what's worse than a flute? More than one flute!" Three types of ginger in one tea. If that is not enough to warm you up, I don't know what is anymore! - which is probably what Pukka was thinking when they cooked this one up. The problem is of course … Continue reading Advent tea 6: Three ginger

Advent tea 5: Supreme matcha green

Last year I worked for a while for an online tea shop (yes!), putting loose leave tea into bags. They sell pretty good tea so if you're close by, consider buying some. I will discuss some of their teas when I'm done with this calendar, I promise! One of their teas that sells well, is … Continue reading Advent tea 5: Supreme matcha green