How to prepare soursop leaves for drinking?

Soursop, also known as graviola or guanabana, is a green fruit that can be found in tropical regions around the world. The fruit has many health benefits and is often used in traditional medicine. However, did you know that the leaves of the soursop plant are just as beneficial? In this article, we will walk you through everything you need to know about preparing soursop leaves for drinking.

Why Drink Soursop Leaf Tea?

Before we dive into how to make soursop leaf tea, let’s first discuss why you should drink it. Soursop leaves have been traditionally used to treat various ailments such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Fever
  • Parasitic infections

Plus many more! The main benefit of consuming soursop leaf tea is its high nutrient content. It contains several vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C and Zinc.

So now that we’ve established the benefits of sipping some delicious soursop leaf tea, let’s move on to preparing it!

Step 1: Gathering Your Materials

First things first – gather all your materials! Here’s what you’ll need:

– Fresh or Dried Soursop Leaves
Freshly plucked leaves are preferred because they contain higher levels of nutrients
Dried leaves can also be used if fresh ones aren’t available
– Water
– Saucepan/pot with lid
Make sure it has enough capacity to accommodate at least 2 cups

Now onto step two!

Step 2: Preparing Your Work Space & Cleaning Your Leaves

It’s essential (I mean really important) that your work area remains clean when handling food products like these delicate soursops’ fragile little babies (leaves). So before proceeding ensure your work area is neat & tidy; no distractions from that chatty colleague or undisciplined children (if you have any).

Next, clean the soursop leaves thoroughly by gently wiping them with a damp cloth. Make sure they are free from any dirt or debris.

Step 3: Boiling Your Soursop Leaves

Once your workspace is set up and your leaves are cleaned – Let’s get boiling!

To make one serving of soursop leaf tea, use approximately 5-6 medium-sized leaves.

1) Bring water to a boil in your pot/saucepan.
2) Add the leaves to the boiling water and let it simmer for at least 20 minutes over low heat. Cover the pan to ensure that all nutrients stay intact.
3) Once done turn off heat & remove lid
4) Keep pot on stove (stay calm don’t panic)
5) Wait until flavoured water concentrate cools down
Go feed those minions while waiting

Pro tip: If you’re using dried soursop leaves, add twice as many compared to fresh ones since drying stripes some vitamins only found in the greenies

Step 4: Straining Your Tea

Ah now comes my favorite part! Time to filter out those pesky little stems and other unwanted leftover that got into our precious elixir of life.

Strain using cheesecloth/mesh strainer/anxiety inducing spatula/vintage fishing net/stepsiblings screen tee hee

Your wonderfully brewed cuppa o’ goodness is finally ready!

Serve with honey/sugar/lemon; really anything that help brings out its unique flavor profile for every taste bud–Do experiment 😉

Why Not Use Just The Powdered Form?

I hear someone’s wondering why we can’t use powdered form? Even though available pre-crushed like black pepper, grinding increases surface area exposure time hence hastening speed of nutrient loss via oxidization & moisture loss. It’s a one-way ticket to blandness and disappointment.

Time To Enjoy Your Drink

Now that you have prepared your delicious soursop leaf tea, it’s time for the most awaited moment sip sip hooray!

If it’s your first time consuming this drink, let me warn you (and don’t say I didn’t). Soursop leaf tea tastes different from anything else out there so put aside all expectations or notions of how “tea should taste”. If bitter flavors are challenging for you, add a hint of honey/sugar to enhance the flavor. However, we encourage experimentation to find what best fits individual needs.

When NOT To Consume Sour sop Leaves?

But before beginning any new diet regimen trying our tasty little tea bunny – check with your doctor beforehand if:
– You’re undergoing radiation/chemotherapy
– Undergoing medical treatment do consult healthcare personnel
Better safe than sorry folks 🙂

Sipping some homemade soursop leaf tea is an easy way to improve overall health while also indulging in an exciting flavorful experience. We hope this guide was helpful for everyone looking into preparing this fantastic beverage at their homes.

One last thing! Let’s all acknowledge the greatness of Mother Nature who gave us these LOVELY greens!!

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