Salabat – Ginger Tea in the Philippines


The time I have been in the Philippines I have struggled with a serious lack of milk being available. You can get UHT but to be honest I would rather not have a cup of tea or coffee than have that as a poor substitute for semi-skimmed. So what has happened is last month with my wife being pregnant I have been looking for things she can have at home and I bought Salabat as I had seen it on the shelf before and I was a bit surprised how good it does taste. Its made with Ginger and sugar and can be drank with or without milk. The downside for me though is the quantity of sugar in the drink as its a bit much for my taste buds but it does beat not being able to have a cup of tea. So if your struggling for a tea its definitely something worth trying at least until you find a source of natural fresh milk. Also Salabat is readily available due to it being a Filipino drink.

0 comments for “Salabat – Ginger Tea in the Philippines

  1. april
    April 5, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    getting the me in you…hehehe

  2. Matt Wilkie
    April 5, 2010 at 11:25 pm


  3. Goldflake
    April 6, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Well mate u just need to wait a few more months to have Quality Milk from April Dairy INC “No one can beat that quality,and no need to add extra sugar no need to boil it and dont have to keep it in the fridge to preserve it- Enjoy!!! ” , just be sure to leave some for the kid LOL !!!!  (SORRY IF I CROSSED ANY LINES WHICH IWASNT SUPPOSSED TO CROSS – ITS NOT WHAT I INTENDED)

  4. Matt Wilkie
    April 6, 2010 at 8:33 am

    lol.. its not me you have to worry about :p

  5. Anonymous
    April 10, 2010 at 4:57 am

    to make it more nice…a piece of tea bag and oz of honey and dash of lemon or calamansi….
    best serve hot or cold..