Love the Leaf

What makes our teas so special, you may be wondering? We’re happy to share with you the story of this sacred leaf. Not only are our olive leaf teas delicious but they’re also exceptionally nutritious. Quite similar to the familiar green tea we all know and love, yet with a wonderfully unique flavor all their own.

Olive Leaf History

Native to the Mediterranean region, olive leaves and its extract, have long been used in traditional medicine for more than 3,500 years, as far back as Ancient Egypt, where it was once considered a symbol of heavenly power. To most modern Americans, the benefits of olive leaves are little known, but olive leaf tinctures have been used for centuries for an array of maladies.

In Greek mythology, it was believed that the olive tree was the goddess Athena’s gift to humanity. Throughout history, olive leaves were used to create compressions and infusions that addressed everything from pain to infections, high blood sugar levels, fevers, gallbladder function, gastrointestinal motility and even anxiety.

Herbal Tea or Tasty Beverage?

Special Leaf teas straddle the line between recreational drinks and medicinal herbal teas.

Although extremely healthful, Special Leaf teas are meant to be everyday teas, enjoyed by everyone, and not just for those drinking them for their health benefits. We believe that’s just a fantastic added bonus.

But don’t just take our word for us. Continue reading about the numerous health benefits and scientific studies around olives.

Health Benefits

The teas and extract of olive leaves have zero caffeine but contain various compounds, such as oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol and tyrosol, which are believed to positively influence health. Scientific studies have indicated they not only possess antioxidant properties, but are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-aging and immune system stimulating, to name but a few.

Olive Leaf Teas reduce levels of bad cholesterol (LDL), helping your heart to beat at a much healthier rhythm. Olive leaf extract has double the antioxidant capacity of green tea and four times the content of Vitamin C

Scientific Research & Other Sources:

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"Olive leaf extract may have several potential health benefits, such as helping lower cholesterol and blood pressure.”

Medical News Today
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“Olive leaf extracts show tremendous promise in preventing or mitigating conditions as diverse as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and arthritis.”

Life Extension Magazine
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“Olive leaf extract (OLE) is an over-the-counter supplement that contains polyphenols, notably oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol, that have antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may reduce URI rates.”

Government study published on the National Institute of Health website

Taste for yourself

Remember when we said, “Special Leaf teas are meant to be everyday teas, enjoyed by everyone, and not just for those drinking them for their health benefit?” Well, we meant that.