Wintermelon Tea Blocks

A block of something
A block of something

I was in Market Market when I found this. It was an odd block that actually looked like palm sugar, and tasted very sweet. To my surprise, it was a block of wintermelon tea, priced at about P120!  It was Taiwanese, supposedly. And accordingly, I couldn’t understand anything on its label. Frustrating. So I googled and found that this was not only sold in Market Market but as well as Chinese grocery stores in Manila area. Their instruction was to melt one block in one liter of water. I boiled mine down into 2 cups of water, then proceeded to add ice, or ice and milk. 🙂

Milk and regular tea
Milk and regular tea

It was too sweet for my taste, but easy enough when I am in the mood for milk tea. I miss the strong flavor of black tea. But googling more of the recipes, I can make this out of the local kundol. 🙂 Hmmmm, if only I can get my hands on some of that kundol, it is just wintermelon too, after all.

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11 thoughts on “Wintermelon Tea Blocks

  1. I love the wintermelon tea blocks. It’s PHP 85 in Binondo, if memory serves correctly. I’ve just had trouble with controlling sweetness. It would be fun to make a guinumis type of thing out of this. Just as an experiment. Hehe.

  2. Hi. I’ve been looking for winter melon tea since last year. Where can I find it in market market? Thanks a lot 🙂

  3. i love wintermelon tea sooooo much!!!!! i loved it even more when i tried Mr. Ube’s. i want to have that block at home so i can have it anytime i want. tnx!

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