How to Make Passionflower Leaf Tea

Passionflower leaves and petals possess essences that can sooth fatigue and depression, according to the University of Virginia Health System. It also eases insomnia and improves memory. A sedative herb, drinking it in a tea relaxes you all over so you can rest or relieve stressful feelings. This makes it an especially useful herbal tea for middle-aged women. Making the tea at home from fresh passionflower serves as a cost-friendly alternative to buying the tea commercially made. It's also an easy endeavor to complete in your kitchen.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup fresh passionflower leaves

  • Cookie sheet

  • Loose tea strainer

  • Teacup

Step 1

Spread the fresh passionflower leaves over the surface of the cookie sheet. Bake the cookie sheet at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. This dries them to a crisp quickly.

Step 2

Add the dried leaves to the loose tea strainer, crushing them if necessary.

Step 3

Microwave a teacup 3/4 full of water for 2 minutes. Drop the tea strainer into the hot water and let it steep for 3 minutes.

Step 4

Remove the tea strainer containing the soggy remains of the passionflower leaves. Discard it.

Step 5

Add milk and honey to taste and stir thoroughly before enjoying this floral, herbal tea.

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