Passionfruit Tea is known for its astringent and slightly sweet and fruity taste. It is typically made out of a black tea base that has been infused with the essence and flavor of passionfruit. The passionfruit (passiflora edulis) is native to northern and central South America. It can be recognized by its round to oval shape, having either yellow or dark purple color. It has a juicy interior, full with a lot of seeds.
Passionfruit Tea is rich in antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins (B, C and E) and minerals (magnesium and potassium).
How To Make Passionfruit Tea
To brew Passionfruit Tea, you will have to place 1 teaspoon of loose-leaf tea or 1 passionfruit teabag in a cup of boiled water. Let the mix steep for about 3-4 minutes and then, pour the tea into your cup using a strainer to catch the leaves (if you are making tea out of leaves). You can sweeten the tea by adding honey or sugar.
The best thing about this tea is that it can be drank either hot or cold.
Passionfruit Tea Benefits
- Lowers the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
- Provides relaxation.
- Improves digestion.
- Due to its antioxidant content, Passionfruit Tea may help lowering the risk of developing tumors and cancer.
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Fights skin and tissue damage.
Passionfruit Tea Side Effects
Passionfruit Tea has not presented any severe side effects. However, it does have some possible side effects that should be taken into consideration when drinking any type of tea.
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid drinking Passionfruit Tea.
- Passionfruit Tea may interact with the effects of some medications, so consult your doctor before drinking passionfruit tea.
- People with blood sugar problems should also avoid drinking Passionfruit Tea.
Passionfruit Tea makes an excellent fruit tea option. It can be drank either hot or cold, so it is ideal for both winter and summer! Just make sure you enjoy all its benefits!