- Source of Beta-Carotene
- Source of Essential Vitamins
- Offers Dietary Fiber
- 18 Bleach Free Tea Bags / Box
Bitter Melon Tea
This uncommon tea 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 color, although they are somewhat narrower with a warty, uneven surface. As its name suggests, this fruit is bitter in taste though when brewed into a tea. 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 flavor. 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.