Olive Leaf Tea
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Olive Leaf Tea uses leaves from the olive tree (Olea europaea). It has a soft, mellow, herbaceous flavour and comes with a multitude of health benefits. While many of us love a bowl of olives before a meal, this beverage tastes great whenever you have time to put the kettle on. We pack it fresh to order here in our Kent-based factory, ensuring both quality and consistency.
Why You Should Drink Olive Leaf Tea?
If you're looking for something a little different from your morning cuppa', look no further. Olive Leaf Tea takes the extraordinary one step further with every sip. Its taste is, put simply, divine. Its health benefits, meanwhile, include lower blood pressure, arthritis pain relief and immune system support. It contains particularly high levels of Vitamin C, which can ward off colds and the flu.
Furthermore, this is a caffeine-free infusion, making it an excellent alternative to so-called 'real' Tea. Olive Leaf Tea is also low in calories, which contributes to improved weight management. This is in addition to its potential metabolism-boosting properties. Indeed, drinking this Tea over a few weeks might help, if only a little bit, to get you back into your favourite pair of jeans.
History of the Olive Tree
The olive tree belongs to the Oleaceae family. Fossil evidence suggests that it has grown in the eastern Mediterranean basin for some 40 million years. It has since spread and naturalised throughout much of Africa and Asia.
During the course of millennia, the appearance of this much-loved tree has changed little. Most recognise it has relatively short in size. Indeed, it rarely exceeds heights of 26-49 feet. It grows both fruits and flowers, the latter being small, white and feathery. Its fruit, meanwhile, are world famous and need little introduction.
The leaves of the tree, in comparison, have only recently received the appreciation they deserve. Before brewing for Loose Leaf Tea, they are silvery-green in colour. These olive leaves can grow to be 4-10 cm long and 1-3 centimetres wide.
During the 19th Century, subtropical British colonies crushed and brewed them for fever relief. Today, this is just one of many of the health benefits of Olive Leaf Tea. Most people, however, choose to drink this beverage because it tastes great!
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: Either honey or lemon (or both?) make for tasty additions. We, however, recommend serving it without any accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: This Tea is refreshingly earthy and herbaceous with every sip. It evokes vivid images of sun-kissed Mediterranean hilltops overlooking the Adriatic sea.
Colour in Cup: Yellow liquor, light in tone.
Olive Leaf Tea Benefits
Already in Germany, Hungary, Japan and the United States, Olive Leaf Tea is prescribable as an alternative herbal remedy. It has particularly beneficial antioxidant, antihypertensive, anti-atherogenic, anti-inflammatory, hypocholesterolemic and hypoglycemic properties.
One of its most health-beneficial components, however, is oleuropein, which can increase blood circulation while decreasing pressure in the arteries.
Health PointsDetox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon
CountryMore Than One Origin