Not any old bag will do for passengers aboard Blue Lagoon Cruises’ Fiji Princess after they have tasted the natural Yasawa islands’ style approach to a herbal cuppa.
At Lo’s Tea House on the beach at Nanuya Lailai, where the Fiji Princess anchors overnight tied up to a coconut palm, there’s a zestful brew that’s guaranteed to pep even jaded taste buds.
The prep is simple…Lo greets guests with a bula and a smile, then nips out the back to pluck a kaffir lime leaf from the verdant bush, pops it into a mug with a slice of fresh root ginger, muddles it all and then pours in boiling water. It’s a must-try with a slice of her freshly baked banana cake.
Separately, the Fiji Princess has in recent weeks taken on the role of assisting to distribute much needed supplies to Yasawa villages impacted by Cyclone Winston. Amongst the additional cargo are basic food supplies like rice, flour and tinned fish, plus tarpaulins. Blue Lagoon Cruises’ sister organisation, the Vinaka Fiji Charitable Trust, has also set up a dedicated fund to assist villagers. For details and to donate go to www.vinakafiji.org.fj