Monday 22 April 2019

Corn Silk Winter Melon Barley Tea 玉米须冬瓜薏米茶

When we bought a fresh ear of corn, we usually would harvest the corn kernels and discard the rest. In fact, you can keep the corn silk and brew with China barley, candied winter melon strips and pandan leaf, into a delicious cup of tea. For the health benefits of corn silk, you may want to click the link to find out more 😊

Servings: 3 persons


30g China barley
15g candied winter melon strips
1 blade pandan leaf
corn silk collected from a corn cob
1000ml water

yellow rock sugar/raw sugar to taste


1. Rinse China barley. Set aside.
 Collect the corn silk and wrap in a small leaf of corn husk. This step is optional, it only helps to "organised" the messy corn silk 😉

2. Add the rinsed China barley, winter melon strips, pandan leaf, corn silk to 1000 ml of water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 ~ 15 minutes.

Add yellow rock sugar to taste. Simmer for another 5 minutes or till the rock sugar dissolves.

3. Filter the tea and serve warm or cold 😋

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