Retreat Recipes: Amanjiwo’s Herbal Afternoon TeaRetreat Recipes: Amanjiwo’s Herbal Afternoon Tea

Retreat Recipes: Amanjiwo’s Herbal Afternoon Tea

‘There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.’ quotes Chinese philosopher, Lin Yutang. Luxury wellness hotelier Aman has been announcing online wellness initiatives since the start of the pandemic to encourage home wellbeing. One of its recent ventures is from Indonesian retreat Amanjiwo (set to re-open on June 1st). The resort has compiled a herbal afternoon tea recipe to refresh and rejuvenate in your own household—a fragrant recipe using warm spices and citrus flavours to create a natural calming effect for the body. 

Recipe: Herbal Tea

Antioxidant-Rich | Anti-Inflammatory | Vegetarian

Serves 2


•  5cm cinnamon
•  5 cloves
•  5 star anis
•  1⁄2 cm nutmeg
•  6 lemon basil leaves
•  1 slice lime
• 3 slices ginger
•  1 lemongrass
 • 250ml water
•  Honey (to taste)


• 1 x Pestle & Mortar
• 1 x Measuring cup
• 2 x Teacups
• 1 x Teapot
• 1 x Kettle

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Image courtesy of Amanjiwo


  1. Pound together all the herbs using a pestle and mortar.
  2. Add boiling water and honey to taste.
  3. Serve hot.

This recipe is from Amanjiwo in Indonesia. If you enjoyed this recipe, check outour other retreat recipes for a little taste of wellness at home.

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Faye Bradley

Faye Bradley is the editor and business development manager at Compare Retreats. She is an avid writer, editor, illustrator and yogi who is passionate about all things wellness, travel and the arts.

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