Winter Melon Tea

5.0 from 10 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 2 hours 15 mins

Total Time: 2 hours 30 mins

Serves: 8


  • 1.5 kilogram (~ 3.5 lb.) winter melon meat (remove the rind and seeds), cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 250 gram (~ 9 oz.) brown sugar
  • 50 gram (~ 1.8 oz.) rock sugar


  1. Mix winter melon with brown sugar in a soup pot. Set aside for about 1 hour, you should see that some liquid has formed.
  2. Add rock sugar and mix. Place the pot on the stovetop, turn on the heat, and bring to a boil. Cover the pot, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook until winter melon is completely transparent. This takes about 2 hours.
  3. Turn off the heat. Pass the pot content over a strainer. Strain and press as much liquid through the strainer as you can. The strained liquid is our winter melon tea syrup.
  4. To serve, make "tea" with 1 part concentrated winter melon syrup and 3 parts water. Add some ice cubes, and stir everything together. Serve cold.

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