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