Loquat leaf tea…

We have three loquat trees in our property…
All thanks to the previous owners…
They give very good fruits… sweet, plump, and juicy…
All these, with minimum care…
(See here for photos of loquat fruits from our garden)
Last autumn, decided to trim the plants…
And why not put the leaves into good use, I asked myself…
Such as a herbal tea…
So I had some of them hanging out to dry…
And yes, this is the tea from loquat leaves… 
My missus just put a few of the leaves into a clay pot and let the pot sit for several hours on top of our wood stove each evening…
The taste resembles that of Rooibos tea, I’d say… refreshing and nice…
Apparently, the leaves are a good source of calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium and vitamins A and C.

Loquat tea is supposed to be good for gastrointestinal issues like indigestion and diarrhea.
 

There are claims that loquat tea fights against type 2 diabetes as the leaves contain a compound called tormentic acid, which increases insulin production. 
Furthermore, there are also claims that loquat tea has anti-cancer properties…
Throughout the winter, we have been boiling a pot of loquat tea each evening… 
We use about three quarters of it for our hot bath, and I drink the remaining one quarter the next day…
I like the taste of it and best of all, I like the tea that I can source from my own garden…
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16 Responses to Loquat leaf tea…

  1. Grower Jim says:

    I never heard of this before. I'll have to try it!

  2. Dew says:

    Deeply admire your garden and its produce!…. & its wonders..

  3. Jeannie Tay says:

    I am so envious that you used the tea for hot baths when we have to buy them just to drink the tea! Envy!

  4. Stephanie says:

    Drink to good health! This is a good one. Good information on loquat leaf Lrong 😀 Thank you.

  5. Lrong Lim says:

    Thank you for dropping by my blog… if you have a chance to try loquat tea, why not… you may like it…

  6. Lrong Lim says:

    I must admit that I am quite blessed with a somewhat productive garden…

  7. Lrong Lim says:

    Yes, there are a few more types of natural ingredients that I can use to make tea… shall be trying them out in due time…

  8. Lrong Lim says:

    Thank you Stephanie…

  9. Diane AZ says:

    What a useful plant the loquat is and tea is a lovely color!

  10. Urayamashiiiiiii….Bestnya home-made teas!

  11. Norma Chang says:

    How I would love to have a loquat tree, but our climate is not suited for it. Did not know the leaves could be used to make tea, learned something new, thanks.

  12. Lrong Lim says:

    Been drinking this tea for some time now and I still cannot get enough of its taste… the taste is 'un-tiring', if there is such a word…

  13. Lrong Lim says:

    No preservatives, no artificial substances… only pure delight… 🙂

  14. Lrong Lim says:

    We are super lucky to be able to inherit these three loquat trees from the previous owner… am so thankful…

  15. Stiletto says:

    I'm just so envious of your organic home-grown harvest. The infusion should be extra delightful. Your previous post on how to make loquat liquer is just as fascinating.

  16. Lrong Lim says:

    I enjoy very much making tea from the many trees and herbs we have in the garden… we can be self sufficient in this aspect if we choose to… but I still need to buy Van Houten chocolate for my morning breakfasts…

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