In the Know
Gymnema Tea may be an unfamiliar one to many, as it has only made its introduction to the western world in recent years. This is not the case in India, where gymnema can be found growing naturally. Gymnema is a vine-like climbing herb found in the tropical forests of India, Africa, and Australia. In India, it is harvested for its leaves, which can be either chewed or dried to be used for making herbal tea. Indians have consumed gymnema tea for more than two thousand years, and today it is available to people worldwide.
What's the Gymnema Scoop?
There is nothing magical about this remarkable herb. It's science. The actual constituents of the gymnema leave reveal a compound called gymnemic acids, which, science tells us, restrain the binding of carbohydrates to the receptors in the intestines. Additionally, gymnemic acids have shown the remarkable ability to actually destroy the taste sensation of sweet on the tongue, thus diminishing one's craving for sugar.
What Does Gymnema Tea Taste Like?
If you like a sweet tea, you’ll want to add some stevia, or a bit of honey. Like some other medicinally-minded, deeply beneficial teas, Gymnema Tea has what some suggest is a bitter flavor. However, others may describe the taste as earthy, intense. What’s sure, however, is that one sip of this important tea and you’ll welcome the lingering flavor, as it reminds you how healthy it truly is. Once you realize how good this tea is for you, we believe you’ll come to crave our Gymnema Tea, and make it a part of your path to wellness.