How to Make Passionflower Leaf Tea

Making passionflower leaf tea at home is a cost friendly alternative to buying the tea.
Making passionflower leaf tea at home is a cost friendly alternative to buying the tea. (Image: Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

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

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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.

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

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.

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

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

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