Bitter Gourd Tea Introduction
Bitter gourd is an interesting plant that not many people have heard of. Native to India, it was brought over to China in the 14th century and quickly started spreading throughout the world. Nowadays, this tropical plant grows mostly in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. It is most famous for its fruit which is considered to be the bitterest fruit in the world.
Its unusual taste didn’t stop people from making tea out of it. Also known as bitter melon tea, bitter gourd tea is made by steeping different parts of the plant including fruit, leaves, and seeds. The tea itself is not as bitter as the fresh fruit, but it still has quite the unique taste. So if you’re bored of usual tea flavors and are open to experimenting with new and interesting flavors, then bitter gourd tea is something that you must try. It is the perfect beverage for any real tea lover who likes to explore and go beyond the basic herbal teas.
The bitter gourd is a peculiarly shaped plant, looking a lot like a cucumber, with a rough, warty surface. It is actually very famous in Indian cuisine where it has been used for centuries to make different meals, often accompanied by channa chickpeas or hollowed out and filled with spices, onions, and garlic.
Apart from use in cooking, bitter melon was drunk as a freshly squeezed juice in traditional Indian homes. Even today, you can buy this juice in Indian stores and pharmacies. The Japanese and Chinese also included bitter gourd in their cuisine and for making beer.
The reason why this plant is so popular in the East is its incredible medicinal value. It is considered to be a miraculous plant and that’s what made bitter melon tea so popular. People drank the tea and have eaten the plant in different meals in order to preserve their health and get a massive amount of vitamins in their body without too many calories.
The healing properties of this amazing tea have been known for many years, going back to the Hindu and Ayurvedic medicine. Only in recent years has this herb gained popularity in the Western world and people started to recognize it. Many studies have shown what the ancient Asian people knew all along; bitter gourd is a superfood which means it is extremely healthy and good for you and drinking this tea can have so many positive consequences.
The only instances when you should not drink bitter gourd tea is when you’re pregnant. Although this is not medically confirmed, this tea could have bad effects on the pregnancy because of its potency, so it is better to be safe than sorry and not drink this tea while the pregnancy lasts. Everybody else can drink many cups of this tea a day and feel the positive effects of this incredible beverage.
Taste and Smell Profile
• Flavor: Sweet and floral
• Color: Yellow
• Smell: Sweet
Bitter Gourd (Melon) Profile
• Before Brewing: Yellow, crunchy
• After Brewing: Soft and mushy
About AiryTea Bitter Gourd (Melon) Tea Package
• Tea Type: Bitter Gourd (Melon) Tea
• Weight: 70g
• Shelf Life: 18 months
• Tea Storage Recommendation: Store it in a cool and dry place away from sunlight.
Top 10 Bitter Gourd (Melon) Tea Benefits
Despite its name, a lot of people love the taste and smell of bitter gourd tea. That is not the only positive effect of this tea, however, as it is extremely beneficial to your body, digestion, blood and overall brain function. It can make you feel more energized and ready to go, and that is something we all need in our daily lives.
This low calorie fruit is packed full of vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B6, and B12. It will provide you with the extremely important and healthy omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. It also contains minerals that are essential to our body (fluoride, selenium, manganese, copper, zinc, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, and calcium). It is no wonder people have started to call bitter melon a superfood! The best thing is, many modern studies confirm the positive effect of this tea, so there is no reason to doubt it.
You should order this unique tea now and give your body what it needs! To explore the full list of the jaw-dropping bitter gourd health benefits, click on the link below.
1. Bitter Gourd Tea Flushes Out Kidney Stones
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How To Brew / Prepare Bitter Gourd Tea?
There are a couple of ways that you can brew bitter gourd tea, but this method is the best one. You put the tea in a pot of boiling water, cook for about a minute and then put the tea into a teapot until the tea color is concentrated enough to drink. And the tea is ready for your enjoyment. This brewing method is best because the tea has a very rich taste.
Bitter Gourd Tea Shipping Times
We are proud to offer two great shipping methods that will suit everyone’s needs.
Flat Rate Shipping
- Great for people who are not in a hurry and want to save on even more for bitter gourd tea. This method will take around 10 to 30 days to arrive.
- For everyone who wants to try our melon tea as soon as possible, pick this method and get your tea in just 1 to 5 business days.
Please note: this excludes handling time, which is usually less than 24 hours. However, if there are certain situations beyond our control (such as the post office being closed) it may take up to 72 hours for your package to be shipped.
If you have changed your mind regarding the tea, you can return the unopened package to us and we will be more than happy to give you a refund. Please contact us (with your order number) to proceed with the request.