(English) Olive Leaf
Unique English grown Olive Leaf Tea.
Grown in Sussex on the only commercial olive grove in Britain.
A gentle infusion with smooth honey and butter flavours.
Olives have been cultivated around the world for 5,000 years, but never commercially in the UK until now. The olive grove at Southdown Trees in Sussex is the first and only of its type in the UK.
The leaves are handpicked from the tree, carefully washed, quickly air-dried, then left to cure with the absence of sunlight.
Reaserch suggests that drinking Olive Leaf Tea can help to lower both colesterol and blood pressure and maintain a healthy immune system.
Take a good pinch of leaves and place them into freshly boiled water. The leaves take a while to infuse, leave from five to fifteen minutes. Strain and enjoy or refrigerate for an equally lovely iced tea.
At Rare Tea HQ we really enjoy this tea with Pan con Tomate (fresh tomatoes with oil and garlic on toast). Infact many Mediterranean flavours are a perfect match.