General Questions About Soursop, Graviola & Guanabana

What is the difference between soursop, graviola & guanabana?


All three words are names for the same plant, the Annona muricata. The difference is entirely in the language:

  • Soursop in English
  • Graviola in Brazilian Portuguese
  • Guanabana in Spanish

Annona muricata is the latin name.

Does soursop have caffeine?


How much and how often should I take/drink soursop?

This is a good question, with no single answer. The general rule of thumb with herbal teas is to drink one cup up to three times per day, with occasional breaks. Many people prefer to take or drink just one or two cups per day.

We recommend that you read this blog article for more details on this subject.

Can you eat soursop leaves?

Yes, but you would probably not like them!

Soursop leaves are thick and fibrous. You would have trouble chewing them and they can be hard to digest. Graviola supplements are generally made from soursop leaves ground into a powder and put into a capsule. We do not recommend these because the capsules are often too small to give a proper amount of soursop and mean that you have to digest the leaves. The best way to enjoy graviola is really by infusing the leaves into a tea.

Questions About Our Products

Are your teas and leaves organic?


All of our teas and leaves are organically grown, 100% chemical and pesticide free, and many of our ingredients are even harvested directly from the wild (notably cinnamon & andaliman).

As of yet we do not have organic certification, so we currently do not label our products as organic. We are working on getting this (it takes time!) and hope to soon be able to label all of our products as organic certified.

How do I prepare a soursop/graviola infusion?

This is a very important question because steeping soursop for tea is not the same as preparing a typical green or black tea.

We highly suggest you read this article to learn how best to prepare soursop teas.

Alternatively, you can take a look at this video:

Where do your products come from?

Currently all of our products come from Sumatra, Indonesia. We have teamed up with a local NGO who helps us to source our soursop leaves and other ingredients from local farmers. We aim to provide an additional income stream to local families, while encouraging agricultural diversity and the preservation of jungle. We do not buy from plantations. You can read more about where are product come from and our partners here.

What is Andaliman?

Andaliman is a small fruit found only in the high mountains of Sumatra, particularly in the region of Lake Toba. This powerful anti-oxidant is distantly related to sichuan pepper. The taste is absolutely incredible and adds a unique richness to our Crown Graviola blend.

Have a question about soursop or any of our products that is not on this list? Contact us and we will do our best to answer you (and to update this FAQ)!



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