Balsam Pear, bitter melon, or bitter gourd, 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. 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: Steep 2 to 4 slices per 8 oz. of water for 5-10 minutes. Ideal water temperature: 200-212°F
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