Buddha Teas Bitter Melon
Organic Bitter Melon
Bitter melon is a member of the gourd family native to Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. It is a popular food ingredient in many of these countries and creates a truly unique herbal infusion.
BITTER MELON BENEFITS
This uncommon infusion has been made using fruit and seeds of the bitter melon, also known as the bitter gourd or bitter squash. The bitter melon is a vine like plant that is native to Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. The fruit it produces are similar to cucumbers in size and colour, although they are somewhat narrower with a warty, uneven surface. As its name suggests, this fruit is bitter in taste though when brewed. While some may doctor its taste with sweeteners and other herbs, in many countries, bitter melon is frequently used in food and even prized for its flavour. In Okinawa, bitter melon is known as "goya", and is a popular ingredient in many traditional recipes, even used to make a variety of soft drinks.
HOW TO DRINK
Fresh water is essential for brewing a great cup. Use 1 teabag per cup of boiling water. Cover and steep for 3 to 6 minutes. Remove tea bag and place in your compostable bin. Enjoy!