In India, a badia (pronounced BAD-ah) tea is a green tea that’s steeped for three days in hot water, with a small amount of sugar added.
When the tea is poured into a cup, the sugar is added to keep it soft and refreshing.
Badia tea is usually made from the leaves of the bitter green tea Badia indica (also known as Kava, and more generally as “gum tea”) which is found in the Amazon basin.
The leaves of this tea are bitter, sweet and bitter-tasting.
Badias tea is sometimes referred to as a “green tea.”
The tea is traditionally consumed as a medicine, and its use has been increasing in recent years as it has become more popular in India.
This article first appeared on Medical News Now.