Balsam Pear

Balsam Pear

Regular price $12.00

Balsam Pear or “bitter melon” is an edible fruit grown in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. It has been traditionally used as a home remedy for various illnesses. This wrinkly looking cucumber is often consumed when feeling sick to help release heat from the body. 

Size: 4 oz. (1/4 lb) bag

Origin: Jiang Su, China
Brew Color: Golden yellow
Benefits: Antioxidant boost, has been known to reduce phlegm and coughs, cools the body, may aid in decreasing cancel cells
Flavor Profile: Mild and hay-like with a slight tangy aftertaste
Caffeine Content:

How to Brew

  1. Start with filtered water for the best brew.

  2. Use 2 to 4 slices for every 8 oz. of hot water. Adjust amount to your preferences.
  3. The ideal water temperature is just under boiling point, between 200-212°F.
  4. Brew for 5 to 10 minutes.  Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brews if you wish.
  5. Enjoy!