Grass jelly is made by boiling the aged and slightly oxidized stalks and leaves of Platostoma palustre (Mesona chinensis) for several hours with a little starch and then cooling the liquid, creating a jelly-like consistency. The jelly is a translucent dark brown or black color. Tea Zone Grass Jelly Powder usually needs to cook with Tea Zone Grass Jelly Syrup to give a full-body flavor. It is perfect for adding texture to your milk tea or herb tea.
Grass jelly (cincau), also known as leaf jelly, is a black herbal jelly dessert in East and Southeast Asia. The taste of grass jelly is mild and slightly bitter. This is the distinguishing characteristic that sets apart grass jelly from other jellies. By itself, it has a semi-sweet flavor that leaves a refreshing after taste, but for those who have more of a sweet tooth, you can easily enhance the sweetness with any type of added sweetener. Tea Zone Grass Jelly Powder can be served cold or hot. The form of hot jelly is liquid and is a traditional Asian dessert served with toppings, like taro lump, red beans, green beans, mochi, taro balls, and boba.