January 28, 2011

P is for Papaya & Passionfruit Tea

Papaya Passionfruit
Green Tea
I heard that drinking tea can help get rid of food cravings/addictions . Now I don't know if that's true but there is one way to find out . By testing it right? You have to admit it IS a healthier choice/alternative than soft drinks . Tea is full of antioxidants and it tastes good too.

When I was doing the lemonade , I made some Peppermint tea and added some liquid sweetener and it was very good cause we are allowed to drink herb tea and the peppermint acts as a mouth wash .

Anyhow the name "passionfruit" resulted from the diaries of early Spanish missionaries who recorded accounts of seeing the flowers during church holiday seasons, especially during the Lent and Easter holidays, reminding them of the Passion of Christ. Today, the use of the tangy passion fruit juice is said to soothe the sensual and lusty passions of savage taste buds, a far cry from the early church writings. Native to Brazil, passion fruits are presently grown in Hawaii, Florida, and California.

Papaya is a tropical fruit that originally grew in southern Mexico. Passion fruit, also a tropical fruit was originally grown in Central America. Both are now cultivated in most countries with a tropical climate, such as Brazil, India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines. While papaya is an excellent and refreshing end to any meal, the distinct taste of passion fruit makes it an essential ingredient for cocktails. So this secret blend mixed with Pure Ceylon high grown tea produces an exciting and refreshing drink.

Another tea that begins with P is Peach Passion

You can also make your own herbal blends by using ingredients like Nettles, Oat straw, Calendula flowers, Rose petals, Hibiscus flowers, Melissa (lemon balm), Elder berry flowers, Licorice root etc...

The herb teas can either be made hot or cold .

Tera Warner is offering a program that teaches you how to use the Power of Plants to improve your health . She says "What if you could open your "medicine" cabinet and find Plants instead of Pills?"

FACT: Patrick Swayze died of Pancreas(?) or is it Pancreatic Cancer .

P is for Phil

I love that commercial about philadelphia cream cheese "cooking with philly" anyway .... This is my Philly :D
Jenny Matlock


  1. papaya & passionfruit sounds like a yummy tea, i will have to keep an eye out for it!

  2. Genuinely interested to learn etymology bit about the old passionfruit!

  3. I love tea, don't drink soft drinks. Besides tasting good, tea is good for you. I especially love green tea.

  4. It's funny....water is actually my drink of choise all the time. Occasionally I will have an iced tea without sugar but rarely, rarely drink soda. Maybe twice a year.

    I didn't know that's where the name passion fruit came from. That was really fascinating.

    And the peach tea sounds good and refreshing.

    Thanks for a great little stop on our journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter 'P' this week.



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