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Kuding Tea

Kuding Tea

(rating: 3.9 out of 5)

Kuding tea, also known as "bitter tea" is a unique Chinese tea. Kuding tea is a traditional health drink, known for its many medicinal properties such as cooling, detoxifying, promoting blood circulation and aiding digestion. Regular consumption of Kuding tea helps to reduce blood pressure and controls obesity. Kuding tea is very effective in weight loss.

Tips: Use a small piece of Kuding Tea and add to other tea to get more flavor out of the tea.

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Other names:
Solitary Leaf, Bitter Tea, Ku Ding

The brew is a strange blend of bitterness with a final sweet note. Kuding tea can always stand at least two brewings.

Long and large leaves twisted into a narrow spike-like appearance.

Guangxi Province

Brewing Guide:
Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Use only 1 or 2 sticks for every 150ml of water. Steep tea leaves in hot water at 80°c (176°F) to 90°c (194°F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.


This tea is bitter, but still acceptable because of its medicinal benefits

Wern (2/11/2007)

Good healthy cup of kuding tea.

Jamie (3/17/2007)

The first impression was awfully bitter. But it was recommended by my herbalist.

Micheal (3/23/2007)

My mom loves chewing this bitter stick, so I guess I would rate 4.5/5

Will (5/19/2007)

Very bold and some what bitter taste with a smokey overtone. Brew conservatively before testing your tolerance for the taste, but after a few cups it can be quite refreshing. Over infusing can lead to an exceptionally bitter liquor that makes drinking difficult. Ive tried a mixed infusion with Stevia to cut the bitterness and it seems to work well.

J (3/3/2009)

I was reading that bitter foods are good to balance the liver..... It apparently removes heat from the liver and that helps with frustration, anger, irritation etc. It was hard to drink at first but I almost get excited about having a cup now. I do feel a less moody and peaceful too, almost euphofic, after a cup. Im not saying this is the cure all but it did help.

mario (9/4/2013)

I order this item almost 6 weeks ago and I have never received it. The customer service is not responding to me when I ask for a refund!

Jayalaxshmi (5/14/2016)

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