Passion Fruit Iced Tea

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This Passion Fruit Iced Tea is very tasty and refreshing with a relaxing sweet aroma from passion fruits. It is easy to make with 5 simple ingredients and no refined-sugar. A perfect drink to beat the heat in the summer!

This Passion Fruit Iced Tea (Tra Chanh Leo) is a perfect drink to beat the heat in the summer. It is easy to make with 4 simple ingredients and also refined-sugar free.

Passion Fruit makes perfect summer drinks

Some of my most favorite Vietnamese summer drinks are made with passion fruits. These small fruits are widely grown in tropical regions in the world. In Vietnam, we call them “chanh leo” or “chanh day”.

If you are looking for a thirst-quenching summer iced tea, definitely give this passion fruit iced tea a try. The sweet and relaxing aroma together with the slightly sour taste of this fruit cool me down quickly on hot summer days.

I admit that I’m not very good at choosing passion fruits :). I try to choose ones that are purple/red and heavier than their size with wrinkles which indicate they are ripe.

However, I sometimes still run into some fruits that don’t have a lot of juice/pulps inside. My solution for that problem is to cut open more passion fruits until I have enough :).

This Passion Fruit Iced Tea (Tra Chanh Leo) is an excellent thirst-quenching drink in summer. All you need to make it are 4 simple ingredients. Best fruit iced tea for summer!

Making Passion Fruit Iced Tea

This Passion Fruit Iced Tea is definitely my most favorite fruit iced tea this summer. The Vietnamese translation for this drink is “tra chanh leo” or “tra chanh day”

All you need to make this drink are 5 simple ingredients:

  • green tea bags,
  • passion fruits,
  • honey,
  • water, and
  • ice.

You first need to brew some tea and then add honey to sweeten it to your liking. While cooling the tea, strain the passion fruit pulps to get the passion fruit juice.

You will need to place a sieve/strainer over a bowl, then cut open passion fruits, scoop out the pulp onto the strainer. Use the back of a spoon to press and extract the juice.

Extracting juice from passion fruits with a strainer and a spoon

Once the tea is cool, add the passion fruit juice and a lot of ice, mix and that’s it. The tasty and refreshing passion fruit iced tea is ready to be served!

The seeds of passion fruits are edible but we don’t need them in the tea. I add some seeds to the tea just for garnishing purposes. A sprig of mints will also make your glass of iced tea look more lovely.

These Vietnamese lime iced tea and Iced Tamarind Juice are also excellent drinks to relieve your thirst. Some other cold beverages I recommend are:

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a glass of passion fruit iced tea, garnished with a sprig of mint

Passion Fruit Iced Tea

This refreshing passion fruit iced tea is very refreshing and tasty with a sweet aroma. It is easy to make with few simple ingredients and no refined-sugar. Perfect summer drink to beat the heat!
Author: Sophie
5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 people

Ingredients
 

  • 2 1/4 cups hot water at 175°F
  • 3 green tea bags
  • 6 passion fruits
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ice

Instructions
 

  • Add 3 tea bags to 2 1/4 cups of hot water at 175°F. Brew for 3-4 minutes or to desired strength. Discard tea bags, add honey and stir. Set aside to cool or chill in the fridge.
    Brew green tea for passion fruit iced tea
  • Cut open passion fruits, scoop out the pulps and strain to remove the seeds. Use the back of a spoon to help extract the passion fruit juice. We need about 1/2 cup of passion fruit juice.
  • Add passion fruit juice to the tea and stir to combine. You can serve immediately by adding ice to serving glasses and pour the passion fruit tea into each glass.

Notes

  1. The drink will be even tastier if you use loose leaf tea. I usually use about 2 teaspoons of loose tea per person for flavored tea.
  2. If you have a cocktail shaker, after brewing the tea, let it cool down a bit. Then add the tea, honey, passion fruit juice for a serving and a lot of ice to the shaker, then shake. Pour the iced tea into a serving glass with a lot of ice immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 592mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 2162IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: summer
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