Q&A with a Soursop Tea Expert: Everything You Need to Know About This Super Tea

Made from the leaves of the Soursop fruit tree, this herbal tea contains antioxidants like flavonoids, phytosterols, and tannins, as well as being a popular remedy for a variety of ailments. Jotin us as we answer all of your questions about Soursop tea!


What is Soursop Tea?

Also known as Graviola, Soursop is a popular fruit known for its extraordinary array of health benefits and delicious taste! Unfortunately, many Soursop trees are subject to deforestation, making this delicious fruit increasingly hard to come by. Soursop tea is created from the leaves of the Soursop tree.

What Does Soursop Taste Like?

Soursop is often consumed for its benefits but enjoyed for its fabulous flavour. Most consumers of Soursop describe it as being similar to the taste of pineapples or strawberries with a distinct creamy texture.

What Are the Benefits of Soursop Tea?

Soursop Tea is a delicious, sugar-free alternative to sweet carbonated beverages and it is packed full of health benefits! Let's take a look at the benefits of Soursop Tea:

High in Antioxidants

Soursop Tea is full of powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants are compounds that work to neutralize the free radicals throughout the body. This means one of the biggest benefits of Soursop Tea is that it protects your cells and prevents them from becoming damaged over time.

A Potential Cancer Killer

Scientific research on this benefit of Soursop Tea is a little limited. In fact, these studies are still in their test tube stages however, they are showing promising evidence that Soursop Tea could potentially be used to kill cancerous cells. In these studies, Soursop was able to kill cancerous cells, halve tumour sizes and even cause more activity within the patient's immune system!

Soursop Reduces Inflammation

A fantastic study in rats was able to prove that Soursop can reduce inflammation. The rats treated with Soursop showed a decrease in both swelling and inflammation. One potential benefit of Soursop Tea could be as a herbal remedy for treating arthritis.

Stabilizes Blood Sugar

Another study in rats proved that Soursop was able to reduce the blood sugar levels of diabetic rats by five times compared to the rats in the control group. With medicine shortages and rising costs, Soursop Tea could soon become a powerful tool for diabetics.

How to Brew Soursop Tea

If you check out our selection on the TeaLife online store you will soon see that we have a selection of different teas containing Soursop. For the purpose of these instructions, we will be focusing on the Soursop Leaf Tea. However, you can find helpful instructions on each listing for the other blends: Soursop Fusion Black Tea, Soursop Fruit Tea and Soursop Fusion Green Tea.


  1. Bring fresh, filtered water to a boil in a kettle or on the stove. The filtered water enhances the natural taste of the tea.
  2. Place 2-3g of Soursop loose leaves in your favourite teapot or infuser.
  3. Pour the hot water over the tea leaves and let them steep for 5-7 minutes. Adjust your timings based on how much flavour you enjoy in your Soursop Tea. This can take a few brews to get just right!
  4. If you are using loose leaves, strain the tea to remove any tea leaves. 
  5. Finally, enjoy the delicious taste of your Soursop Tea as you sit back, relax and soak in the benefits!

What are the Side Effects of Soursop Tea?

Soursop Tea does have some extraordinary health benefits but what are the side effects of consuming this beverage? Well, if consumed in larger volumes, Soursop Tea can cause symptoms similar to those seen with Parkinson's Disease.

Additionally, if you take blood pressure or blood sugar medication, you should avoid consuming Soursop without consulting your doctor. Both the fruit and the tea have been shown to interfere with these medications.

No matter what, you must never ingest Soursop seeds as they contain harmful chemical compounds that can result in some nasty side effects.

Overall, Soursop Tea is a fantastic addition to your tea collection! Whether you enjoy a classic Soursop Leaf Tea or prefer to indulge in the Soursop Fusion Black Tea, you'll be enrobed in all the incredible benefits in no time!

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Link, R. (2017, October 6). Soursop (Graviola): Health Benefits and Uses. Healthline; Healthline Media. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/soursop-benefits

Sachdev, P. (2022, September 19). Health Benefits of Soursop. WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/health-benefits-soursop

Soursop Tea Benefits and Side Effects. (n.d.). Verywell Fit. https://www.verywellfit.com/soursop-tea-benefits-and-side-effects-4163737


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