Our award winning organic olive leaves brew to give a lightly green, sweet syrupy liqueur, reminiscent of a green tea. The high level of omega 3s leaves a silky feeling in the mouth. Our olive leaves are handpicked from the beautiful olive groves of the Spanos family on the island of Naxos, Greece, normally in the days after Assumption Day (23 August onwards). The whole family comes together to collect and process pristine Koroneiki olive leaves, from trees which are 400-600 years old, drying them naturally under the Mediterranean sun! Compared to standard olive leaves, our leaves are sweeter in flavour, due to type of tree and purer growing conditions.
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In ancient Greece, the olive tree was worshipped as sacred – a person found guilty of destroying one could be exiled or even executed. Its oil, besides being used sacrificially, was also used in the production of perfumes, medicine and in daily life as a basic product in diet, lighting and heating. Mentioned in the Bible, “the fruit (olive) thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine”, olive leaves have been used by traditional Mediterranean medical practitioners for thousands of years, most often used, topically in wound dressings (as the leaves sped wound healing) and to soothe rashes, ingested to cleanse the liver, and in decoctions to reduce fever and fight infection. Olive leaves have substantially more omega 3s (olive phenolic – oleuropein) than olives and olive oil gram for gram, and as a result are currently used in traditional medicine to improve blood circulation, and for the treatment of high blood pressure and hypertension, in addition to maintaining brain health and boosting immunity.
The importance of olive leaves can never be underestimated – full-leafed olive branches have come to symbolise peace and prosperity in Mediterranean and western cultures, even appearing on the seal of the United Nations and on British and American coins.
Our award winning organic olive leaves are handpicked from the beautiful olive groves of the Spanos family on the island of Naxos, Greece, normally in the days after Assumption Day (23 August onwards). The whole family comes together to collect and process pristine Koroneiki olive leaves, from trees which are 400-600 years old, drying them naturally under the Mediterranean sun! Compared to standard olive leaves, our leaves are sweeter in flavour, due to type of tree and purer growing conditions.
Distinctively pungently flavoured, with grassy undertones, olive leaf tisane is perfect at any time of the day and may be drunk as part of a healthy lifestyle routine.
Choose from the following options*:
- Nazani Tea Caddy (20g) makes approx. 8 cups – £14.36 (2017)
- Nazani Tea Caddy (30g) makes approx. 12 cups – £17.95 (2018)
- Caddy Refill Pouch (20g) makes approx. 8 cups – £11.96 (2017)
- Caddy Refill Pouch (30g) makes approx. 12 cups – £14.95 (2018)
Catering pouches are also available**:
- Small Catering Pouch (250g) makes approx. 50 servings – POA
- Medium Catering Pouch (500g) makes approx. 100 cups – POA
*Estimations are based on drinking the traditional Greek way, where one portion will give you at least two cups – just refill with 100°C water.
**Based on servings.
Please note the pouches are not airtight, and therefore once opened, your tisane should be transferred to an airtight caddy or storage jar in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and strong odours. We do not recommend glass, plastic and paper containers. Any noted health benefits of our herbal infusions are from traditional medicine and should not be used to prevent or cure any disease.
Consult a GP if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have any other health concerns.
100% Organic Olive Leaf
August 2017, September – October 2018
|Growth & Production Method|
Use 5g for every 200ml of 100°C spring water and brew for 7 minutes
One portion will give you at least two cups
Lightly green with sweet syrupy liqueur