How To Make Banana Tea


Banana tea is a herbal tea made from banana skins and pulp, and it is rich in minerals and has several health benefits. It is not a miracle drink as many want to attribute it, but it is an excellent option if you want to try different teas that are easy to make or those sleepless nights. A cup of banana tea is quickly made, and anyone can try it.

Organic bananas are the best type of bananas to use for tea. You will need one whole banana with the ends cut off. Start by boiling a small pot of water. Add the entire banana to the hot water and let the tea steep for about 15 to 20 minutes to obtain the most concentration of nutrients. A more detailed banana tea recipe is given below.

The tea is not rich in vitamin C or ascorbic acid, as many people think since boiling destroys the vitamin, but it may contain some traces of vitamin B, mainly B6. However, the most significant advantage of this tea is the concentration of important minerals like magnesium, potassium, manganese, and copper, which, together with the amino acid tryptophan, and the warm cup for the winter, can promote restful sleep. Better than this is to eat the whole fruit and harness the peel for smoothies or other recipes.

Banana peel tea has some health benefits, and it can help improve sleep quality, reduce stress, and promote cardiovascular health.

What Are The Benefits of Banana Tea?

Banana tea is a beverage with vitamins and minerals and has some health benefits. Some of the most notable benefits of banana tea include the following:

  • It may give you good sleep and improve sleep quality. Banana tea contains the amino acid l-tryptophan, which promotes restful sleep and may help with some sleep disorders. L-tryptophan is converted into serotonin in the brain, a relaxing neurotransmitter that helps regulate sleep. If you are struggling with sleep disturbances or other related problems, seek medical advice to find a treatment that fits your case.
  • Reducing stress. It contains the vitamin B6, which is known to help reduce stress levels. Vitamin B6 helps for supporting adrenal hormones responsible for the body’s stress response.
  • Promoting cardiovascular health. Banana tea is a good source of potassium, an electrolyte that helps regulate blood pressure and helps regulate fluid balance. Potassium supports cardiovascular health by helping to reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease.
  •  Aid Weight Loss. Another advantage of this banana tea is its low sugar content. Although banana is a sweet fruit, few sugars are passed on to the beverage, which may be suitable for people trying to lose weight and who want to reduce sugar intake.

How To Make Banana Tea?

It is a simple recipe that I use myself. You can use this drink before bed or when you need a warm drink to relax between meals. 


  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups of water


  • Put the 2 cups in a pot and bring water to a boil.
How To Make Banana Tea
  • Wash the whole banana well under warm water and cut the ends off.
  • Slice the banana into small pieces, or cut it into 4 halves and add them to a pot of boiling water.
  • Let the tea simmer for 15 to 20 minutes on medium heat.
  • Remove it and let it cool down.
  • Strain the tea warm or cold with cinnamon or honey for an extra flavor kick. (Optional)
  • You can use the leftover banana for smoothies, making banana bread, or other recipes, thus reducing food waste in your kitchen. The peel is known to have high fiber content that can help regulate the digestive system.

The Bottom Line

This banana peel tea recipe is a delicious drink to try. But it is not a miracle drink that cures all ills. It can be a suitable ally for your health and an exciting option for those who want a new idea for a tasty beverage. Hot, warm, or cold is a versatile tea that can be consumed on the spot or stored in the fridge according to your preferences, and honey or cinnamon can be added. Due to its mineral compounds, it can promote a night of better sleep, may help to reduce those people with high blood pressure, and help calm your nervous system, among other benefits already described. Adding this banana-infused tea to your healthy balanced diet is a great way to achieve physical and psychological well-being.

Bruno Tavares
Bruno Tavares
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