Considered one the nation’s most popular drinks, tea is the perfect thirst-quencher that can be enjoyed any time of the day.
To anticipate the needs of travelling tea lovers, Paon Bali at Grand Nikko Bali has introduced a range of classic Iced Tea creations by Pan Kaler. Every blend featured on the menu is a traditional recipe inspired by local ingredients. The unique nature and flavour of each tea pays tribute to Bali’s cultural heritage. Pan Kaler is a fictionalized character who represents the eccentric personification of a typical Balinese villager from a bygone era.
A wide selection of refreshing iced teas is available to accompany meals or to just beat the heat of the day. Es Juwuk Lengis is a distinctive fresh lemon iced tea that is zesty reminder of just how replenishing tea can be. For a sparkling sensation, Es Soda Seger is a blend of fresh lemon juice, soda and homemade simple syrup. A tall glass of Es Teh Buah Leci comes with a fruity twist and is a combination of lychee segments, juice and tea.
Paon Bali also serves a number of time-honoured drinks that have specific health benefits. For example, Es Teh Don Apokat is a tea made from simmered avocado leaves served over ice. These particular leaves contain antioxidants and vitamin B for radiant looking hair and skin. Es Teh Don Kopi is another healing drink using simmered coffee leaves, which contain more antioxidants than normal tea and help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. There’s also Es Teh Don Pandan Arum that is an effective remedy for headaches and stomach cramps. Another one is Es Teh Sere made from lemongrass to promote healthy digestion and control cholesterol levels.
Es Teh Don Rosella or Rosella Iced Tea is a healthful blend that is becoming quite popular. It uses homemade rosella syrup sourced from the remote and arid village of Munti Gunung in the mountainous Karangasem district of Bali. Rosella is rich in vitamin C and boosts the immune system as well as lowers blood pressure. It is the perfect drink for anyone on a diet as it helps the body release fats and cholesterol.
The most unusual yet authentic tea blend available at Paon Bali is Teh Baas Barak. It is made from non-oil stir fried organic brown rice grown in the fertile terraces of Jatiluwih. This water becomes a tea when served with natural rock sugar. Brown rice is rich in selenium, which reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease and helps to stabilize blood sugar levels.
Guests can sample an Iced Tea creation that celebrates Bali as an island with a fascinating cultural and healing heritage for just IDR 58.000 net per glass. Paon Bali Restaurant is located on the lower lobby level at Grand Nikko Bali. It specializes in traditional Balinese cuisine including local delicacies such as Babi Guling (suckling roast pig) and Balinese Rijstaffel. There is also a weekly Balinese Market themed buffet dinner for an all-inclusive culinary experience.