Indonesian Tea Workshop

Thursday 12 September 2019

38 Campden Hill Court, Campden Hill Road, London W8 7HU

Time: 3.00–5.30pm
Price: Places cost £10 for members and £20 for guests

Event Information

Discovering the original Indonesian tea with Petty Elliott

Indonesian tea consists of much more than the black tea camelia sinensis introduced by the Chinese and cultivated very successfully in highland areas of Indonesia. There are many different ‘teas’ or infusions, created from botanicals and spices native to the various regions within the archipelago.


In this celebration of traditional Indonesian tea, Guild member, author and chef Petty Elliott will prepare:

  • Wedang Jahe (an infusion of fresh ginger, lemon grass and pandan leaves)
  • Wedang Uwuh (an infusion of fresh ginger, lemongrass, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and sappanwood bark)
  • Kunyit Asam (known as jamu – a health booster for morning – an infusion of turmeric, tamarind and coconut sugar/honey)

All of these are very simple to reproduce at home.
Petty specialises in seasonal, modern Indonesian cuisine and this will be as much a celebration of modern Indonesian tea custom as an exploration of traditional and indigenous flavours. To accompany the infusions she is preparing an array of delectable tea time treats:

  • Sandwiches with 'pulled' jackfruit rendang and cucumber filling
  • Scones with strawberry jam and Indonesian classic pineapple jam infused with cinnamon and cloves, served with clotted cream
  • Sponge cake with coconut, jackfruit and avocado
  • Rolled pandan pancake with coconut filling infused with pandan leaves
  • Indonesian mochi made of rice flour, freshly grated coconut, Palmyra sugar
  • Banana fritters

Petty will be delighted to answer members’ questions both about Indonesian tea culture and Indonesian food both traditional and modern.

Getting to this Event

38 Campden Hill Court, Campden Hill Road, London W8 7HU

The nearest tube station is High Street Kensington (Circle and District Lines). For help planning your journey go to