Cerasse tea

Cerasse tea
Cerasse tea

Cerasse tea (苦瓜茶) is herbal tea. Cerasse tea also called bitter melon tea. Quality characteristics of Cerasse tea:
Shape: short and thin twisted
Color: tender green
Aroma: heavy and lasting
Soup color: yellow green and bright
Taste: cooling feeling, sweet after taste

Cerasse, called bitter melon, bitter gourd or bitter squash in English, is a tropical and subtropical vine of the family Cucurbitaceous, widely grown in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean for its edible fruit, which is among the most bitter of all fruits. Its many varieties differ substantially in the shape and bitterness of the fruit. This is a plant of the tropics.
Bitter melon is generally consumed cooked in the green or early yellowing stage. The young shoots and leaves of the bitter melon may also be eaten as greens.
Cerasse is often used in Chinese cooking for its bitter flavor, typically in stir-fries (often with pork and douchi), soups, and also as tea.
Cerasse has been used in various Asian and African herbal medicine systems for a long time. In Turkey, it has been used as a folk remedy for a variety of ailments, particularly stomach complaints. The fruit is broken up and soaked in either olive oil or honey.
Cerasse has been used in traditional medicine for several other ailments, including dysentery, colic, fevers, burns, painful menstruation,scabies and other skin problems. It has also been used as abortifacient, for birth control, and to help childbirth.

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