Balsam Pear, otherwise known as Fu Gua, Gohyah, or it?s more literal name--bittermelon tea, is made from dried slices of bitter gourd. It?s light bitter taste is rather relaxing and pleasant.
Balsam Pear tea does not contain any caffeine and is very beneficial to the body. As a traditional Asian remedy, it is consumed to help detoxify and cool the body, and has been known to potentially reduce cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
Other names: Bitter Melon, Bitter Gourd, Momordica Chinensis
Brewing Guide: Infuse one generously filled teaspoon of tea in 225ml of hot water for 3 to 5 minutes. The flavor is improved by longer brewing. May be sweetened with honey or sugar.