Passion Fruit Tea is a refreshing drink that is super easy to make and comes together in just 10 minutes. Make it from fresh passion fruits using my easy recipe.
About This Recipe
Passion Fruit Tea is a refreshing beverage made using fresh passion fruit pulp, black tea leaves (or green tea leaves), and lime juice. It is packed with tropical flavors with the tanginess from the passion fruits and lime and sweetness from sugar.
Passion Fruit Iced Tea comes together in just 10 minutes using 6 simple ingredients. Make it for a get-together, potluck, or brunch on a sunny afternoon.
What Is Passion Fruit
Passion fruit is a very popular tropical fruit and it has a very unique tangy flavor and a light and crunchy texture. The fruit is filled with gelatinous pulp with lots of edible seeds. This tea made using passion fruits is one of my best ways to consume this fruit apart from topping the pulp on my desserts.
Apart from being delicious, this fruit has many health benefits too.
It is rich in fibers, Vit A, Vit C, and minerals like calcium, potassium, iron, and magnesium.
It is great for metabolism and helps burn fat. A great fruit to consume if you are on a weight loss journey.
Passion fruit is also considered good for anxiety, stress, and sleep problems.
Passion Fruit – Choose the ones that are ripe. Look out for passion fruits that are purple, red, or yellow in color and usually heavier than their size. They should also smell fruity.
You will get passion fruits in the produce section of the larger grocery stores.
Tea Leaves – I use black tea leaves but you can use green tea too. Keep in consideration that black tea has more caffeine than green tea.
You can use loose tea or tea bags.
Mint Leaves – Choose the freshest ones with a nice aroma.
Lime Juice – Freshly squeezed lime juice is the best choice.
Sugar – Adjust it according to your taste. Swap it with honey for a healthy alternative. You can also use sugar-free substitutes like stevia or monk fruit.
Ice Cubes – You will need lots of ice cubes.
Tip – Top the glasses with a little ginger ale for a fizzy feel.
How To Make Passion Fruit Tea
Heat 4 cups of water in a saucepan over medium-high. Once the water comes to a boil, switch off the heat and add 2 teaspoon black tea leaves and 5-6 mint leaves and let the tea steep for 2 minutes.
Tip – Do not over steep otherwise the tea will become bitter.
Note – You can replace black tea leaves with green tea leaves. Instead of loose tea, you can use 1 tea bag for 2 teaspoon of loose tea.
Strain the tea using a tea strainer in a pitcher.
Let the tea cool down for 10-15 minutes. You can refrigerate it to fasten the cooling process.
Add ½ cup sugar, 2 teaspoon lime juice, and 1 cup of passion fruit pulp and mix well until the sugar is dissolved.
Tip – If you don’t like passion fruit seeds, you can strain the pulp using a fine-mesh strainer and use the juice.
Note – You can refrigerate the tea at this stage for 2-3 days.
Fill a glass with ice cubes until ¾th fill. Add a few mint leaves and 1-2 lime roundels to the glass.
Pour the tea over ice and serve immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Passion fruit iced tea at Starbucks is made using iced passion tea bags. If you want to make a copycat recipe, then just add Tazo iced passion tea bags to boiling water and let the tea brew for a minute. Discard the tea bags. Add sugar or honey, lots of ice, mint leaves, lime juice, and sliced fruits like strawberries, raspberries, etc, and serve.
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Passion Fruit Tea Recipe
- 4 cups water
- 2 teaspoons black tea leaves (you can use green tea leaves as well.)
- 5-6 mint leaves (plus more for garnishing)
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 cup passion fruit pulp (from 5-6 fruits)
- Ice cubes
- lime roundels (as required, for garnishing)
- Heat water in a saucepan over medium-high. Once the water comes to a boil, switch off the heat and add tea leaves and mint leaves, and let the tea steep for 2 minutes.
- Strain the tea using a tea strainer in a pitcher.
- Let the tea cool down for 10-15 minutes. You can refrigerate it to fasten the cooling process.
- Add sugar, lime juice, and passion fruit pulp and mix well until the sugar is dissolved. You can refrigerate the tea at this stage for 2-3 days.
- Fill a glass with ice cubes until ¾th fill. Add a few mint leaves and 1-2 lime roundels to the glass.
- Pour the tea over ice and serve immediately.