Jamu Making Workshop

Indonesian Traditional Herbal Drink

$21.00 per guest
1 - 6 guests 2.5 hours 09:00 14:00
Hosted by Rudy Supriyadi


  • Learn how to make Jamu: a traditional hereditary Javanese remedy
  • Activate your gustation sensory with various different flavors at once
  • Enjoy the real hospitality from the surround inhabitants during the making process
  • Feel the efficacy of the herbal and spicy mixture
  • Understand the history and cultural value of Jamu while getting your hands on

Inclusive of:

  • All ingredients and materials use
  • A tasting session of 5 different Jamu: Beras Kencur, Parem, Kunyit Asem, Temulawak, Brotowali
  • English speaking guide
  • A clean and hygienic production facility
  • Take home Jamu prepared by you
  • Step by step instructions on how to recreate the process at home + useful tips

Not Inclusive of:

  • Tasting other types of Jamu that's not part of the list
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service (can be included at an additional cost)
  • Other personal expenses during the market tour
$US 21.00 per guest
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1 - 6 guests
2.5 hours
09:00 14:00
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 48 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

Jamu is a traditional Javanese remedy that is made from a mixture of local herbs and spices through a recipe that has been passed down from generations. It is what all circles of society will seek when they're not feeling well since modern medicine was not yet established. Yogyakarta as the cultural center has a strong commitment to maintaining the making of Jamu not merely to continue existing but to popularise it to a global market. The existence of Jamu has a strong ties to the Royal Palace’s tradition as decades ago there were only a few individual producers who could only serve the royal family members. This herbal drink is made manually through a tedious process to gain its authentic flavour and achieve maximum efficacy. During the making process, you will experience a step-by-step procedure from the weighing, washing, pulverization, rarefaction, dilution right until it is served. Start your day in a traditional market by learning about assorted local herbs and spices used in Jamu making to understand their benefits for the human body. The workshop will take place in a well-known local producer house where you will also get your palate accustomed to a new gustatory sensation before the start of the course. The Jamu you will try widely varies so be prepared! Learn their names first; Beras Kencur, Kunyit Asam, Uyub-Uyub, Galian Singset, and more to recognize. The workshop participants will also enjoy traveling back in time from the building’s exterior design, still a remnant of the colonial times.

Additional Information:

  • The SOP for hygiene and sanitation is ensured
  • The course will engage a little bit of physical exercise on the pulverization process, therefore, loose trousers and outfits are highly recommended
  • Please dress in outfits that you don't mind to get stained
  • It is highly suggested for you to have a light breakfast in advance as some of the Jamu tasting session will cause bellyful sometimes
  • A few of the products will use a local wine mixture (optional), make sure that your age meets the minimum requirements to consume an alcoholic beverage
  • Guests are expected to take their own notes during the workshop as a guide book will not be provided

Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 48 hours prior to booking start time.


The pick-up location address will be sent to your email immediately upon booking.

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Rudy Supriyadi

Hi, my name is Rudy, and I'm the sixth generation managing the family business that has been established since 1950. Along with my younger sisters, we run a shop that opens daily from 09:00 am - 08:00 pm to provide...

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