Fellow's Tea with ALSET@NUS



Dr. Chris Boesch
Deputy Director
Translational Research Team
Institute for Applications in Learning Science and Education Technology (ALSET@NUS)


Workshop Moderator:

Mr. Kevin Hartman
Research Coordinator
Translational Research Team

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.