Passion Fruit Tea: Benefits & How to Make

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Drinking passion fruit tea is a refreshing and delicious way to add some key nutrients to your daily diet, particularly if you suffer from certain health conditions.

What is Passion Fruit Tea?

Passion fruit tea is an herbal tea infusion that is typically made with a black tea base and pieces of passionfruit or the essence of that fruit, along with other spices of berries. Scientifically known as Passiflora edulis, the passion fruit grows on a vine, and is packed with phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. When this tea is brewed, it has a bright and floral flavor and is very popular in parts of North, South, and Central America, where this vine species can commonly be found. Depending on where you are in the world, you may be able to find passion fruit tea in pre-packaged bags, or you can simply make your own with the fruit.

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Homemade iced passion fruit tea made with real fruit pulp. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Passion Fruit Tea Benefits

The most important benefits of passion fruit tea include the following:

  • Boosted immunity
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Lowered stress hormones
  • Lowered anxiety
  • Improved digestion
  • Skin care
  • Weight loss

With a high level of vitamin A, vitamin C, and other antioxidants, this tea can lower the strain on the immune system and reduce the negative impact of free radicals in the body.

Furthermore, drinking this tea has been linked to lowering inflammation and stress hormone levels, which can, in turn, lower anxiety and improve digestive function.

Finally, some people seek out this tea for its rejuvenating effects on the skin and complexion. The amino acids provided by this tea are also valuable, as the building blocks of all proteins in the body.

Since this tea is often made with a caffeinated base of black or green tea, there are also the energizing effects of this tea to consider, which can aid in weight loss efforts.

How to Make Passion Fruit Tea?

Making your own passion fruit tea is quite simple, regardless of how you choose to brew it. Let’s take a look at the recipe below.

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Passion Fruit Tea Recipe

This is the perfect drink during summer as it is energizing and refreshing and keeps the heat away. All you need are 5 simple ingredients and no refined sugar. The pleasant aroma of the passion fruits will more than makeup for it. So what are we waiting for? Let's take a look at the step-by-step process of making this tea at home.  
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: Passion Fruit Tea
Appliance: Stove
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • 12-15 passion fruits
  • 2 tsp tea leaves
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 litres water

Instructions

  • To make passion fruit tea, bring a pot of water to boil.
    A pot of boiling water
  • Add 2 tsp of tea leaves to the boiling water. Strain the tea and keep it aside. 
  • Meanwhile, cut the passion fruits and remove the pulp. Take a soup strainer and press the pulp through it to get the juice. 
    Whole and sliced passion fruit with leaves on a light wooden table
  • Add it to the tea and stir to combine. Strain the tea and serve warm. You can have it cold by refrigerating it as well. 
    A hand holding a glass of passion fruit tea against a pink background

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Word of Caution: There are very few known side effects of this tea, but it is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women, due to some of the active chemical compounds in this fruit.

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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, publisher and photographer with English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA). He co-founded the literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and now serves as the Content Director for Stain’d Arts, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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