I first tried this mild sweet tea in a Hong Kong style cafe in Chinatown. It is a good idea to salvage the discarded stems of watercress and brews them into a nice glass of vegetable honey tea. If you like watercress soup, you will like this tea, but in a sweet version 😊
IngredientsYou may change the ingredients and quantities according to your preference :)
The remaining stems of a bunch of 200g watercress
1 blade pandan leaf
1 honey date
1 seedless red date
some rock sugar to your taste
some honey to your taste
Directions1. Keep the discarded stems of the watercress. Wash before use.
2. Add all the ingredients, except the rock sugar and honey, to a pot. Bring to a boil.
3. Add some rock sugar and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for about 10 minutes and turn off the heat.
4. After about 30 minutes and the temperature has reduced substantially, add in about 1 to 2 tbsp of honey to your taste.
5. Strain and enjoy the drink warm or cold 😋