Sunday, July 11, 2010

Have a Cuppa Soursop Tea


Marguerite and I are much better now. When we were sick, my mom brewed a big pot of soursop tea (guyabano to Filipinos - and apparently, it's a wonder fruit) from which we (we all had varying degrees of cough and colds) ladled out portions throughout the day. I'm not sure if it was effective this time since we were already getting well anyway and hot tea in general just has this healing effect on people (that's my belief). 
Mom learned about guyabano tea from her favorite Carica dealer. Since my sister got sick (Thank God that she's well now), Mom got to be friends with the owner of the nearest Carica retailer. I have yet to meet her, but I'm sure that, thanks to Mom, she knows all of the ailments - from a bad case of insect bites to asthma attacks - we've experienced for the past three years or so. Anyway, guyabano tea tastes good to me (my cousin didn't care for it), kind of like a mild sago-gulaman flavor. I'm not a fan of the fruit itself (I'm not totally averse - it's just something I wouldn't seek out to eat), but my mom is and I remember having a guyabano tree on the property when I was younger. 
Anyway, I'm a known tea fiend and I do want to observe proper tea with Marguerite, but I only allow her to have herbal or green occasionally. I believe even herbal tea has tannins that prevent iron (from plant sources, I think) absorption.
Off to get ready for church...

8 comments:

Carmen Araneta said...

I like to drink tea, too, but I've never heard of the guyabano tea. Will ask the small Carica store in Festival Mall. God bless.

Sharkbytes said...

I've heard about that tea and fruti and wondered what it was. Thanks for a little more info. Hope you are all better soon.

spinninglovelydays said...

@Carmen: Apparently, guyabano can kill cancer cells and have other wonderful attributes besides so the market is really tapping into that. Thanks for stopping by. :)

@Sharkbytes: Thanks! Off to your blog now to see the delights you've shared from your most recent hikes. :)

Carmen Araneta said...

Hmmm...quite a busy weekend you had, but productive. Thanks for visiting. God bless.

annfidel said...

i truly appreciates all informations regarding this so called guyabano fruit and truly thankful too...but plscan you also postor feature a testimonies of those people who are truly cured by eating this fruit? that can inspire lot of people including my self who was diagnosed recently to have an endometroid adenocarcinoma..im eager to hear testimonies from such patient who truly becomes cancer free due to eating this so called graviola fruit...looking forward and Godbless us all!

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, Ann. I'm sorry, but anything I know about the tea is just stuff I read googling. If you get in touch with Carica, I'm sure you'll find the information you need.

Have faith!
Ivy :)

Victoria's Corner said...

Hi! Iam Avic from Victoria's Box Green Eco. We have an organic guyabano tea ( leaves & bark - known to really target cancer cells ) which we sell for only P120/pouch. It could make 12 to 14 liters of the tea. We werw able to send the tea to Australia, Malaysia and Canada.

Victoria's Corner said...

You can contact Victoria's Box Green Eco at 09159054963 for the Organic Guyabano Tea. We were able to send the tea to Australia, Malaysia & Canada. We are selling the tea for only P120 per pouch.