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Winter Melon Tea
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs
Healthy and traditionally winter melon tea. Perfect iced drink for summer.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: tea, Winter Melon
Servings: 2
Calories: 646 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1500 g winter melon
  • 250 g brown sugar powder
  • 50 g rock sugar
For serving
  • Clean water
  • Ice cubes
  1. Wash the winter melon carefully and then remove the skins. Then cut the left part into small cubes. Throw them into a large pot.
  2. Spread brown sugar powder and give a big stir to mix them evenly. Set aside for around 1 hour until there is a thin layer of water in the bottle.
  3. Use high fire to bring everything in the pot to a boiling and then add rock sugar. (I would suggest adding the skins and seeds back in this step. But it is totally up to you) Slow down the fire to simmer for 1.5 hours to 2 hours based on your cooking ware until the winter melon is totally transparent. Turn off the fire and wait to cool down.
  4. Strain the juice out. And press the winter melon with heavily during the process to get as more juice as possible. Or you can use gauze to wrap the winter melon and squeeze the juice out.
  5. How to store: store in airtight container and refrigerate up to 2 weeks, as there is no preservatives in our homemade version.
  6. How to serve: add water three times more than the juice to make an easy winter melon tea whenever you want. Add some iced cubes will make it a perfect summer drink.
Recipe Notes

For a even sweeter taste, you can adjust the amount of rock sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Winter Melon Tea
Amount Per Serving
Calories 646
% Daily Value*
Sodium 40mg2%
Potassium 166mg5%
Carbohydrates 161g54%
Sugar 146g162%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 7.5mg9%
Calcium 329mg33%
Iron 6.9mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.