Olive leaf tea is unique
Olive leaf tea is mellow and soft with a multitude of health benefits.
It packs the antioxidant punch of a heavyweight. The most beneficial tea is made from organic green olive leaves, quickly dried to maintain their health enhancing properties.
Olive leaf tea is an ideal replacement for normal black tea and it is said that it contains more antioxidants and vitamin C than green tea . Olive leaf tea is 100% natural and healthy and suitable for all the family.
Olive leaf tea can be brewed to your own taste. Steeping the leaves for a few minutes will provide you with a delicate, soft and satisfying cuppa, whilst leaving the leaves a little longer provides a stronger, more powerful infusion.
Historically, olive leaves are known as a symbol of peace, so it is not surprising that olive leaf tea provides a soothing, relaxing, gently mellow herbal brew that evokes a sense of wellbeing. Some lemon or honey enhances the flavour; it is excellent chilled and drunk over ice. Olive leaf tea leaves can be added to a marinade, especially for fish, or used in a spice rub to season a variety of dishes.
The benefits of olive leaves are nothing new, as they were used in the past for treating severe fevers and malaria.
In Britain, the brew from green olive leaves was also used for aiding the sick returning from tropical colonies. Decades later, it is believed by scientists that the oleuropein substance, contained in the olive leaves was indeed responsible for the treatments and cures.
Oleuropein is active against bacteria and insect pests, thus protecting the olive tree. This property has also been found to help protect humans too. European researchers discovered that oleuropein was effective at lowering blood pressure as well as increasing blood flow.
Research conducted in the late 1960’s by scientists at major pharmaceutical company Upjohn (now Pfizer ) showed that an active ingredient from olive leaf tea called elenolic acid was very effective at inhibiting viruses from growing, including those associated with the common cold of humans ( the “Rhinovirus” family).