Relax and enjoy a cup of this fragrant and delicious Taiwanese fruit tea. Can be enjoyed during all seasons and both as hot or cold beverage.
HOW TO MAKE TAIWANESE FRUIT TEA?
There are so many health benefits to this tea and its super easy to make. All you have to do is combine all of the ingredients together in a pot and simmer for 15 minutes!
For this version, we will be using oranges, apple, peach, pineapple and lemon. Feel free to use any other types of fruit like kumquat, passion fruit…etc.
Before we make the tea, let’s learn about the ingredients in this dish and just how it can effect our body from both beneficial and “things to watch out for” point of view.
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This tea overall is very beneficial as it contains high amount of vitamin C, improve constipation, cool body down, boost immunity, improves digestion, and smoothes skin as it help reduce toxins! (and there might be more benefits base on the type of fruit you use!)
- Protects cell from damage.
- Smoother skin.
- Boosts immunity.
- Helps absorb iron better.
- Lower bad cholesterol.
- High fiber= no constipations!
- High in anti-oxidants.
- Aid in digestion.
- Improve heart health by lowering blood pressure.
- Protect skin from moisture loss and UV damage.
- Anti-oxidant can help remove toxins from the body to reduce cell damage.
- Boosts heart health by reducing the chance of developing heart diseases.
- Lower’s the bad cholesterol.
- Improves gut health by promoting growth good bacterial in your system.
- Reduces blood pressure.
- Since it contains caffeine, it may improve focus.
- Aids digestion.
- High in vitamin C, which is needed for good heart health.
- Prevents kidney stone.
- Fights premature aging and reduce skin damage from high amount of vitamin C.
- Reduce inflammation on the skin.
SOME THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE COOKING:
- Black tea may lessen the body’ ability to absorb iron. If you are deficient in iron or need your body to absorb iron, then I would avoid this tea.
Enloe, Autumn M. “10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Black Tea.” Healthline, 16 May 2018, http://www.healthline.com/nutrition/black-tea-benefits.
Raman, Ryan M. “8 Impressive Health Benefits of Pineapple.” Healthline, 26 May 2018, http://www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-pineapple#TOC_TITLE_HDR_8.
West, Helen R. “6 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Lemons.” Healthline, 7 Jan. 2019, http://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-lemon-health-benefits#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2.
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Taiwanese Fruit Tea
- 4 piece pineapple cores
- 1/2 apple, sliced or chunks
- 1/2 peach, sliced or chunks
- 1/4 orange, peel the skin away from meat
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 passion fruit (optional)
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 black tea bags
- 4 cup water
- Combine all of the fruit, water, sugar and tea bags together in a pot.
- Bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Leave to rest and strain with a colander.
- If enjoying it warm, you can place it in a cup with some fresh cut fruit.
- If enjoying cold, add ice cube in a cup, place some fresh fruit(optional) and pour fruit tea and enjoy!
- You can use other types of fruit. (I would not recommend fruit like kiwi and mango, since it might be mushy through the cooking process.) But you can use it as garnish.
- Traditionally Taiwanese fruit tea contains kumquat, but I was unable to get it so I substitute it with lemon juice.