Bael Tea

Healthy herbs, rooibos, honeybush, decaf tea, and yerba mate.

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Bael Tea

by jayinhk » Aug 19th 13 4:45 am

Bael:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bael

Traditionally an offering to Shiva, we discovered this stuff at a restaurant in a fancy mall in Thailand and loved it. I bought a 500g bag of fruit at the big market in Bangkok a few days ago and just brewed some up. It is excellent stuff and very tasty. Anyone else tried it or drink it regularly?

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Re: Bael Tea

by ethan » Aug 19th 13 4:58 am

I used to drink it a couple of times a month--cold. Actually forgot about it, but I am in Thailand where it is sold cold some places & will give another try. A good routine-breaker.
I did buy some to prepare myself years ago & did not like it so much, probably because I was not willing to add as much sugar as the vendors do.

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Re: Bael Tea

by jayinhk » Aug 19th 13 5:03 am

That's true, the matoom that was served in the mall was so sweet it was like syrup, and my brother actually went looking for bael syrup to reconstitute! I think it tastes amazing, even without sugar. Finding it in the jatujak was a pure stroke of luck!

Where in Thailand are you?

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Re: Bael Tea

by Evan Draper » Aug 21st 13 3:36 pm

I would hate for you to start worshipping that Bael tea, bub.

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by jayinhk » Aug 21st 13 4:24 pm

Do you often think of the Lord of the Flies Evan? ;)

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Re: Bael Tea

by Evan Draper » Aug 21st 13 5:16 pm

HE'S ATTRACTED TO SUGAR!

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Re: Bael Tea

by ethan » Aug 22nd 13 4:54 am

jayinhk, I'm in Chiangmai now for about 3 more weeks. A lot of rain but it is still pleasant.

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Re: Bael Tea

by jayinhk » Aug 22nd 13 8:51 am

Ethan, lucky you, wish I was in Chiang Mai! Would love another amulet for the collection if you're doing any temple visits. :)