New Discoveries – Mirabilia – Organic Olive Leaf Tea

New Discoveries – Mirabilia – Organic Olive Leaf TeaA 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
  • Antibiotic
  • Anti-viral
  • Anti-fungal
  • 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…

How to make Olive Leaf TeaIt is important to brew olive leaf tea properly. Because olive leaves are much thicker than the ordinary tea leaves we are used to using, it needs more time to “develop” the taste.

Mirabilia Olive Leaf Tea is at present sold in three different flavours:

  1. Organic Olive Leaf Tea
  2. Organic Olive Leaf Tea with Organic Pomegranate
  3. 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?

24 thoughts on “New Discoveries – Mirabilia – Organic Olive Leaf Tea

  1. Never heard of olive leaves tea, but it sounds great – I’m an absolute tea junkie, I’d love to give it a try (when there’s some space for more tea in my cupboard ;))

    1. No, not really. The taste of it is quite complex – it is sweet, a little woody and ever so slightly bitter; it is hard to describe actually… this is why I didn’t attempt it in the post 😉
      I think you will just have to try it Michelle.

    1. If you Google it, there is actually quite a few papers online confirming an antibiotics properties of olive leaf extracts.
      I am not saying it works like meds, but research suggests it is helpful 🙂

  2. I have never heard of using olive leaves for tea, but it sounds pretty good. I consume so many other olive related products it makes sense to drink the leaves too 😉

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