Saturday, September 19, 2020

Jiang Moi 姜小妹Bentong Ginger Tea

 Bentong is a piece of fertile land in the Western part of the Pahang state— with weather and mountainous terrain suitable for the cultivation of the famous Bentong ginger.

Bentong ginger has a distinct aroma and spiciness that is unlike other ginger. Those who have tried it will fall in love with it. We usually get our own Bentong ginger supply from the local farmers in the Bukit Tinggi area.  As Kuantan is about 2 hours drive away, we often store our ginger supply under piles of sand to maintain its freshness until our next visit. 

There are many ways to enjoy Bentong ginger. Julienne some and add them on top of a reared Patin fish fillet with some Bentong soy sauce to create a wholesome and nutritious meal for the family in 10minutes. Or julienne and deep fry them then garnish your pan fried red fish. Bentong ginger can also be fermented to transform into confinement wine which is a great ingredient for wine braised Kampung chicken aka free range chicken. One can also drink ginger wine to improve general well-being.

Besides that, Bentong ginger can also be made into tea. Ginger is rich in anti-oxidants which are vital to protect our cells against damage and illnesses such as common cold. In traditional Chinese Medicine, ginger is touted to warm up and strengthen the lungs, stomach and spleen. Ginger can also ease indigestion, stomach and menstrual cramps, nausea, vomiting and motion sickness. It helps to decongest the nose and lungs when one is down with cold.

Jiang Moi 姜小妹is a fully Malaysian owned company which produces Bentong Ginger Tea. Jiang Moi's tea is brewed for 5-6 hours under this strictest condition using organic brown sugar and 100% Bentong Ginger. It does not contain preservatives, artificial colouring and harmful additives. 

It is very easy to prepare Jiang Moi Ginger Tea. Each bag contains 24 individual vacuumed packed ginger tea powder. Add 200ml of hot water to dissolve and recreate that warm cuppa. The bag is resealable for convenience. 

What does Dr Yingzangel think?

I first came across ginger tea 姜母茶 during my travel to Taiwan. I was very much attracted to the spiciness and sweetness that immediately chased away the frigid winter. As long as it is consumed in moderation (1-2 servings a day), it can be an useful adjunct to ease medical conditions as stated. 

Get your own Jiang Moi Ginger Tea here. Don't forget to apply JiangMoi05 for more discounts upon check out!

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