Monday, September 14, 2009
Homemade Goya (Bitter Gourd) Tea -2-
My previous post is dated Sep. 12th, but it was actually Sep. 6th that I sliced up the goya and started drying them. And yesterday I finally decided that they were dry enough. I roasted the dried goya slices and brewed them with hot water.
After being dried for a week, the goya slices looked greenish brown like above photo. After roasting, the color turned much darker.
Yes, this tea was bitter, but I thought it was tolerable. The bitterness can be easily adjusted anyway by using less amount of dried goya or brewing it shorter. So I'm happy with the result.