Keemun-Kantaloupe Kooler

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Appears in
Cooking with Tea: Techniques and Recipes for Appetizers, Entrées, Desserts and More

By Robert Wemischner and Diana Rosen

Published 2000

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A highly perfumed cantaloupe in season is a deliciously sweet backdrop for the pronounced tea flavor of this summer drink. Whenever the temperature gets uncomfortably hot, you’ll be “kool” with this refreshing tea-based beverage.


  • 1 large ripe cantaloupe, peeled and seeded, about 2 pounds/1 kilogram
  • Superfine sugar for c


Cut 4 thin crescent wedges of cantaloupe as garnish and reserve in the freezer.

Dip 4 tall glasses in water, then dip the rims into sugar to coat. Freeze glasses.

Cut the remaining melon into 1-inch/2.5-centimeter chunks.

Brew 2 tablespoons/2