A few months ago I spotted a tweet about olive tea, as I’ve never had olive tea before I was truly intrigued. I was under the impression that you actually need a tealeaf to make a tea… but apparently you don’t.
The owners set up Mirabilia Olive Leaf Tea in an effort to maximise the local resources, to provide employment in an area where work on the land is dying out as the young people migrate to the cities, and most importantly to safeguard the ancient and historic olive groves from the onset of open-cast mining which is absolutely iniquitous in an area of outstanding natural beauty such as Piano La Roma.
I simply adore stories like this and businesses which came to be from the need to help others.
The Mirabilia Organic Olive Leaf Tea as the name suggest is organic. In addition to being delicious, olive leaf tea is also:
- Caffeine and tannin free
- Very high in antioxidants
- Proven to aid weight loss
- Used to lower blood pressure and cholesterol
- Proven to boost immune system
- Reduced tooth discoloration compared to tea-leaf based tea
So you see, all the benefits… no downside at all 😉
And if you wonder how to prepare olive leaf tea, one short instruction set coming right up…
Mirabilia Olive Leaf Tea is at present sold in three different flavours:
- Organic Olive Leaf Tea
- Organic Olive Leaf Tea with Organic Pomegranate
- Organic Olive Leaf Tea with Lemon and Wild Mint
The Mirabilia Olive Leaf Tea is sold in 30g packs and it costs £4.69 for the pure olive leaf tea or £4.99 for a flavoured option. It can be purchased directly from Mirabilia website or other shops of which the full list you can find here.
Remember that by purchasing Mirabilia tea you are helping to safeguard the artisan traditions of rural Abruzzo.
Have you ever tried olive leaf tea?
Are you a tea lover or more of a coffee junkie?