I discovered a cheaper alternative to expensive winter melon tea from tea places. Approximately four liters of winter melon drink prepared at home can cost you only 80 pesos, the price of one winter melon tea drink at tea shops.
I was exited to see the fragrant blocks infused with caramelized sugar at Bee Tin Chinese deli store along Ongpin St. in Binondo.
I tried dissolving one cube (one-fourth) in approximately a pitcher of water and let it boil, as instructed by the cashier at Bee Tin (not the same as the Eng Bee Tin hopia and tikoy store). With lots of ice, you can’t tell the difference between the homemade and the store-bought winter melon tea, promise.
Iced wintermelon drink is very refreshing, most especially during the hotter months.
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