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Cantaloupe tea – Explore 2 amazing recipes

Cantaloupe tea

Cantaloupe tea is a popular drink, especially on hot summer days thanks to its freshness. So, what is cantaloupe tea and how to make this wonderful drink?

Introduction

Cantaloupe is a familiar fruit and often used in making beverages. The combination of tea and a crunchy, sweet cantaloupe can bring a refreshing feeling and help cool you down. Let’s discover two cantaloupe tea recipes, promising to be amazing refreshment for your family and friends. 

What is cantaloupe?

Cantaloupe is a common variety of muskmelon, which can also be called rockmelon, sweet melon, or spanspek. This fruit has orange flesh with seeds in the center and a sweet, juicy, and tender taste. Besides, ripe cantaloupe comes with a distinctive aroma. Although grown all over the world, cantaloupe is more popular in China and the Middle East. Recently, cantaloupe is cultivated more in Vietnam. Cantaloupe is favored by its high level of water and a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Cantaloupe is usually eaten fresh in wedges or sliced form. Additionally, this fruit can be mixed with others to make salads, added in cocktails, smoothies, desserts, or combined with tea. It can also be made into jam by cooking with sugar and pectin. Currently, cantaloupe is almost available year-round at grocery stores, but the best time to buy a fresh and great-tasting cantaloupe is in the late summer.  

what is cantaloupe
Cantaloupe is a common variety of muskmelon

What is cantaloupe tea?

Thanks to its sweet taste and refreshment, cantaloupe is popular in making cooking beverages. Cantaloupe tea is the harmonious combination of tea leaves and pieces of cantaloupe, its juice or syrup. In most cases, the tea base in cantaloupe is black tea. Black tea has a beautiful reddish color with low caffeine. Its strong aroma and less bitter level is ideal in boosting the natural fruit flavor. Combined with the sweetness of cantaloupe, this drink has a special taste, bringing the cooling feeling to drinkers. 

In addition to its cooling function, cantaloupe tea also contains a lot of vitamin C and antioxidants. The antioxidant content aids in the body’s battle against inflammation when they fight free radicals causing cell damage. Besides, the risks of several health issues like diabetes and heart disease are reduced. High levels of vitamins A and C also work in improving skin health and eyesight. The nutrients and minerals in this drink can also help to reduce the development of some types of cancer. 

 

Cantaloupe tea
Cantaloupe tea is the harmonious combination of tea leaves and cantaloupe

What are cantaloupe tea recipes?

Basic cantaloupe tea

With just three steps, basic cantaloupe tea is finished with a distinctive aroma from the cantaloupe and tea base. The sweetness of cantaloupe and the slight bitterness of tea leaves served with ice creates a refreshing combination for the hot summer.

Ingredients

  • 5gr black tea 
  • 200gr fresh cantaloupe
  • 25gr sugar
  • 1 lime/ lemon

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the tea base

Put 8gr black tea in 150 ml of hot water and let it steep for about 10 minutes. After that, strain the tea through a sieve and get the tea liquor. Put the sugar into the tea liquor and stir well until dissolved. 

Step 2: Prepare the cantaloupe

Use a knife to remove the cantaloupe’s peel and scoop out the seeds and pulps from the middle. Divide it into two parts. Cut one part into thin pieces, while the rest is diced. 

After cutting, put the cantaloupe thin pieces in a bowl and mash, or you can use a blender. Next, put the mashed cantaloupe through a sieve to filter out the juice. 

Step 3: Assemble the cantaloupe tea

Squeeze half of the lemon to get the juice. Put in a shaker 150 ml tea liquor, 40 ml cantaloupe juice, lemon juice, and some ice cubes. Then cover and shake well. Pour the mixture into cups. Add some ice, lemon slices, and diced cantaloupe to garnish.

basic cantaloupe tea recipe
Basic cantaloupe tea recipe (Source: Internet)

Chia seed cantaloupe tea

Chia seeds are well-known for their amazing benefits. When combined with cantaloupe tea, this will definitely help you beat the heat of summer. The aromatic, sweet cantaloupe flavor blends with the taste of honey and chia seeds creates an irresistible beverage. 

Ingredients

  • 2 tea bags
  • 200gr cantaloupe 
  • 5gr chia seeds
  • 25 ml cantaloupe syrup
  • 25 ml honey
  • 1 lemon/ lime

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the tea

Heat 200 ml water to 80 – 85℃, add 2 tea bags and let them steep for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, filter the mixture to get the tea liquor.

Step 2: Prepare the ingredients

With 5gr chia seeds, soak them with 50 ml of filtered water for about 7-8 minutes until the chia seeds bloom completely. Peel the cantaloupe, remove the seeds, and cut it into thin slices. Then cut the lemon into thin slices as well.

Step 3: Assemble the chia seed cantaloupe tea

Put in turn 120 ml tea liquor, 25 ml cantaloupe syrup, and 25 ml honey in a shaker and stir them well. After blending, add some lemon slices, lemon juice, and some ice and shake well. Pour the mixture into a glass and add the bloomed chia seeds on top. To make the glass of chia seed cantaloupe tea more eye-catching, you can garnish it with some mint sprigs and lemon slices. 

Chia seed cantaloupe tea recipe
Chia seed cantaloupe tea simple ingredients

Conclusion

Cantaloupe tea is popular and packed with numerous health benefits. With just a few ingredients and several steps, you can easily make a cup of cantaloupe tea at home. So, why not start to create your tasty beverage to enjoy right now? 

About Future Generation Co.,Ltd

Future Generation Company Limited is one of the largest beverage suppliers in Vietnam, with 26 years of experience in production and export. FGC is equipped with modern machines such as Hotfill PET and TetraPak, ensuring high-capacity production. FGC strives to achieve our mission to become Vietnam’s leading healthy beverage company. Our factories also meet international standards such as ISO, HACCP, etc. In addition, we constantly innovate our machinery system, strengthen production capacity, and increase productivity. 

FGC also provides Private Label Services. With this service, we can help customers in researching and formulating beverages, designing product label packaging, and creating their own brands. This is an ideal solution for small and medium enterprises. Moreover, FGC provides free samples for customers to test before bulk orders. We also ensure delivery as fast as possible.

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Source:

https://www.thespruceeats.com/picking-ripe-cantaloupe-2356029 

https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-cantaloupe

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