Chinese: 冬瓜茶 (dōngguā chá)
A sweetened fruit drink with a very distinctive taste. It can be found at many stores and street vendors in Taiwan. The preparation process itself is very simple and inexpensive, making this folk beverage extremely popular in homes as well as on the streets. In China, winter melon tea is believed to help people deal with hot temperatures. It is also called “slim tea”, as it is thought to help one lose weight.