A cup of guava tea, a bowl of containing guava leaves and water, and fresh guava leaves on a wooden table
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Guava Leaves Tea Recipe

You can use fresh or dried guava leaves to make this zero-calorie tea. While it has been traditionally used as a weight-loss drink, there is no strong science-backed evidence for it. But don't let that stop you from enjoying it. The tea is an easy and healthy way to curb your appetite!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Tea
Cuisine: Mexican, South American
Keyword: Guava tea, Guava leaf tea
Appliance: Saucepan, Tea Strainer
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Raksha Hegde

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 handful guava leaves preferably fresh

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of water to boil on the stove.
  • Add a handful of freshly picked, cleaned guava leaves. Since the leaves will float on the top, use a spatula to push them gently into the boiling water. Let it boil for ten minutes. 
  • If you are using dried guava leaves, you may have to steep it for a few minutes longer. 
  • Strain the leaves and enjoy your freshly brewed guava tea!
    A cup of guava tea, a bowl of containing guava leaves and water, and fresh guava leaves on a wooden table

Notes

You can also use guava leaf tea powder. Follow the package instructions to brew the tea.