Special Leaf was founded in September of 2018, but the journey took many more years prior to that. The eureka moment was sparked during Chef Chris Cook’s time running the culinary programming at a Texas olive orchard.
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About Special Leaf
He was so inspired by the flavor and health benefits of the olive leaf tea that he immediately knew it was something special that needed to be shared with the world!
A chef of over 20 years with a passion for local, craft-made, artisan products, Chef Chris Cook devoted two years to developing the concept. With much gratitude, he was finally able to bring his beautiful idea to fruition and introduce the first-ever bottled olive leaf tea to tea lovers.
As our Chief Tea Brewer continues to explore the myriad ways olive leaves can be incorporated into your diet and lifestyle, we hope you enjoy these special teas as much as we do!
More about Chef Chris Cook
Owner & Chief Tea Brewer
The passion and pride Chef Chris Cook exhibits in his professional career makes him a formidable presence. Having been a San Antonio resident for over a decade, Chef Cook is inspired by the cultural influences and local ingredients of the city to create products and dishes that make him one of the most talented culinary leaders, and an instrumental part of the community.
When he’s not in the kitchen, Chef Cook is constantly developing various new food and beverage projects and collaborating with other chefs and artisan food creators. Working as an entrepreneur, consultant and independent chef has allowed him to balance his roles as a chef, leader, husband and proud father.