Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Raming Pandan Herbal Tea

Country of Origin: Thailand
Leaf Appearance: small, dark green and brown
Ingredients: Padan leaves
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup
Liquor: deep gold

A coworker traveled to Thailand and brought back an herbal tea for me called Pandan. According to the manufacturer's website: Pandan helps the heart, relieves thirst, moisturizes your body, emits urination and alleviates disease which is believed to be the cause of general debility, diabetes and heart disease. The taste was fairly mellow. It was reminiscent of green tea but more on the herbaceous side than the vegetal. The aftertaste was sweet and lingered long after each sip. While not bad, it isn't a tea that I would seek out on my own. I general don't like herbal teas very much so I was not surprised by that. I am glad I tried it though because if I ever get around to visiting Thailand, I'll know what to expect when offered a cup of Padan tea.

You can find out more about this tea here.