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Casimiroa Tea / White Sapote Tea

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Farouk starts with ...
Hi All,

Anyone grow White Sapote & make tea from its leaves ?

Casimiroa Tea anyone ?
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Farouk
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2nd January 2019 4:11pm
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Caleb (Staff) says...
Hi Farouk,

So I have consulted the brain trust here, and nobody has heard of Casimiroa tea. While we are primarily an edible plants nursery, we know how bad things can get if you eat the wrong thing, so we don't encourage experimentation without sound background research. In saying that, if you do find a reliable source discussing the use of white sapotes or any other cool plants, feel free to drop us a message on here or the social media sites. We love trivia, and we love plants!

Thanks,
- Caleb from Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery
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allybanana says...
I have heard of white sapote seeds having some toxicity. I would be cautious about drinking a lot of tea from the leaves.
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Farouk says...
Thanks for the advice, Where is that Davidson plum photo taken from?
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stevet says...
There is a lot of info if you look in the right places. I have been drinking the tea for quite a while now. You can purchase bags of the leaves from Tropical Fruit World near tweed heads. $11 a bag I think. Great price.

Casimiroa leaves can be brewed the same as green tea and has a similar taste. I love it. The leaves as a tea have a calming sedative effect that help sleep. Stronger brews also seem to enhance dreams and the ability to remember them.

Typically you would break up a decent size leaf. One or a half depending on the strength. Poor boiling hot water and leave for 3 to 5 minutes. Strain and drink. Can have a slightly dehydrating effect but you will have a great sleep. stronger brews feel great but always work up to it.

Great tea. Don't overdo the brew though, increase steadily till you find a mix that works for you.

Not had the fruit but the seeds are toxic.
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