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Jan 18, 2013 04:23 PM

Preserved wax gourd brick

So what is this? It's about 2x2.5 inches square brown and hard as a rock.
I got it thinking I could use it to make some winter melon tea. But I haven't been able to figure out exactly what I have and how to use it.

Google just gives my links to preserve a gourd after you clean it out. Or places to buy tea. Even the web site for the company does not list the product.

Ingredients sugar-wax gourd. I did find a reference to winter melon brown sugar candy, but this is hard as a brick.

Has anyone used this stuff?

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  1. boil it in water. instant tea.

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    1. re: catbert

      Should one take advice from "Catbert"? Hmmmm.

      Wally is my hero!

      Thanks. I figured that's what I needed to do. Matter of how much, how long. Hey it's cheap, trial and error will work.

    2. OMG! Really good stuff. I need to buy more. The brick will do close to 1 gallon.

      1. That is anew word-combination for me!