bael fruit tea

I never knew the existence of the bael fruit (Wiki here) until my visit to Chang Sabai for a Thai massage one weekend. I was served a warm cup of extremely fragrant tea after the hour and a half massage and promptly asked for more information on the tea, after which saw me leaving the spa with a bag of this dried fruit.

I put three slices of the fried bael fruit into a pot of 1.5 litres of water and set it to boil for about 15 minutes. In the absence of Manuka honey (anyone heading to NZ can you please get me some???) I added a few cubes of rock sugar as I like it a bit sweet. It's currently my favourite after-meal warm beverage.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I found out about these bad boys at Chang Sabai as well! Absolutely love the smell! Great post on it