The healthy advantages gained from drinking Passion Fruit tea are plentiful and derived basically from both the tea components and its passion fruit nutrients.
This tea is the term used to refer to a type of flavored tea that is typically made up of a black tea base that has been infused with the essence and flavor of passion fruit. It is sometimes accompanied by dried passion fruit pieces and possibly other berries, spices and blossoms. passion fruit tea is quite astringent and has a slightly sweet and fruity taste.
This fruit comes from a vine species that is native to the northern and central portions of South America.
Known either by its scientific name of passiflora edulis or by its alternative common name granadillas, the passion fruit has a round to oval shape. Its color is either yellow or dark purple at maturity. It has a soft to firm, juicy interior and is strewn with numerous seeds. The fruit can be eaten as is and its juice can be extracted.
Passion fruit tea can be made by placing about 1 teaspoon of loose-leaf tea or 1 passion fruit teabag in a mug of newly-boiled water. Allow it to steep for about 3 to 4 minutes. Discard the leaves/teabag and drink. Adding a hint of honey or sugar can be made to sweeten the tea. The tea can be enjoyed both hot and cold.
The benefits are overall obtained from the healthy constituents of the black tea leaves as well as from its passion fruit constituent. Black tea is high in antioxidants like catechins and quercetin. It is also abundant in amino acids, minerals (such as magnesium and potassium) and vitamins (like vitamins B, C and E).
Meanwhile, the passion fruit is similarly rich in antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. It is quite rich in vitamin A and C, fiber, and iron which contribute substantially to the health benefits of the entire brew.
Here are some potential benefits bestowed by this flavorsome brew:
- May help lower the risk for attracting cardiovascular diseases.
- May help in lowering the risk for developing tumors and cancer due to the antioxidant content of both the tea leaves and the passion fruit.
- May help fight skin and tissue damage.
- Passion fruit tea may help cleanse the colon and improve digestion.
- This fruit is said to assist in body relaxation.
- This fruit may help enhance the immune system by combating microbes and viruses.
- The phytochemicals within all fruits are linked to various positive health effects.