Banaba tea has been a traditional health drink in the Philippines since ancient times. Filippinos have long known what westerners have only recently discovered and continue to find out through research: The active ingredient in the Banaba leaf has already been linked to its therapeutic effects on diabetes, and is now being hailed as a potential weight loss wonder drug.
Bring 400 milliliters (1 and 1/2 cups or 12 ounces) water to a strong boil. Reduce heat to low and drop in a tea bag.
Keep at or below a simmer for 15 minutes.
Evaporation will leave you with about 250 milliliters (1 cup or 8 ounces) of tea.
Pour fresh brewed tea into a cup and drink while warm.
Save tea bag. You should reuse each tea bag up to four times to achieve effective results.