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Bitter at Heart: a bitter herbs workshop

  • Antidote Apothecary + Tea Bar 200 Franklin Street Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)


Think about your heart and explore the bitter herbs (you'll know what we mean hear by the end of the class!) We will taste bitter teas and tinctures, and ultimately create our own personalized bitter blends to take home! We will use all of our senses to explore the basic of bitter herbs, discuss cocktail bitters vs. digestive bitters, and go over the anatomy of bitterness in our bodies and in the bodies of plants.

Herbal medicine teaches us that flavors can tell us a lot about how plants work in our bodies. Is bitter a "bad" flavor? Lots of us avoid it at all costs. What would be the biological purpose for a flavor that makes us cringe? And why do we have receptors for bitter flavors not only in our mouths, but in our hearts and lungs as well? 

Learn about why we need to experience bitterness, and how a lack of this flavor in our diets lies at the root of many digestive, emotional, and even cardiovascular imbalances.