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Iced grass jelly tea in 2 tall glasses on a rectangle plate

Grass Jelly Drink - Easy Homemade Grass Jelly Tea

This grass jelly drink is perfect for a hot summer day. With only 4 ingredients, this sweet, icy tea is easy to make and enjoyed by all!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Grass Jelly Drink
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Yield: 4 glasses
Author: Priya Maha


  • 1 liter water
  • 250 g grass jelly (sweetened)
  • 45 g brown sugar
  • 1 pandan leaf (knotted or cut into short strips)
  • 1 bag black tea


Making the black tea

  • Measure half of the water (approximately) into a medium sized pot.
  • Wash the pandan leave and knot it or cut it into short strips (about 2 to 3 cm length). Drop the leaf into the water pot.
  • Turn on the heat and let the water boil with the pandan leaf. The fragrance from the pandan leaf will be infused into the water as it boils.
  • Put on the lid. As soon as the water boils, ,turn the heat off. Add in the tea bag.
  • Let the tea steep in the hot water for approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Letting the tea bag steep in the hot water for more than 2 minutes will give you a much stronger tea taste. Since this is meant to be a light tea drink, 1 to 2 minutes of steeping is sufficient. Discard the tea bag.
  • Add sugar into the hot black tea and stir to dissolve.
  • Remove the pandan leaf and discard it. If you knotted the leaf, use a pair of tongs to remove it. If you had cut the leaf into small strips, simply strain the tea to remove the leaves.
  • Add the remaining water into the light black tea. Mix and place the drink in the refrigerator to chill before serving.

Assembling the grass jelly drink

  • Remove the grass jelly from its packet (or can).
  • Slice it into thin strips.
  • Add some grass jelly strips into a drinking glass. Add ice cubes (optional) and pour in the chilled black pandan infused tea. Serve.


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 61.6g | Protein: 3.9g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 79.4mg | Potassium: 718.2mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 12.8g | Calcium: 407.5mg | Iron: 13.5mg
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