Papaya Leaf Tea

Some consider Papaya Leaf Tea to be a little on the bitter side, but the bitterness can easily be cut by adding honey or lemon. The leaf of this superfruit is in many ways even more beneficial than it’s sweeter, juicier counterpart.

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History & Health:
Originally from Central and South America and the Caribbean and nicknamed the “Fruit of the Angels,” the papaya tree is known for much more than it’s delicious, juicy fruit. The leaves of the papaya plant contain enzymes called “papain” that can not only help to break down the fibers in meat, but also help in the digestion process of proteins and gluten in the gut. Papaya Leaf Tea is particularly of interest to those with celiac disease or those with difficulty digesting gluten. Not only that, it's also said to help with IBS, heartburn, and help to increase the appetite and is a great source of beta-carotene, calcium, niacin, and Vitamin C. Surprisingly, there is more Vitamin C in the leaves than in the fruit.

Steeping Directions:
Pour one cup of fresh boiling water over tea, steep 4-6 minutes. The longer the tea steeps, the stronger the flavor. Lemon or honey may be added.

Certified: vegan, gluten-free, and kosher.