Olive leaf infusions have been primarily overlooked in the US, however they are frequently drunk in countries where olive trees grow. The leaves have been brewed for their medicinal properties for thousands of years, and in recent years researchers have begun testing to verify some of the wonderful claims. Olive leaf brews to a golden cup with a fresh, clean, refreshing taste.
(Citrus aurantium) Orange Peel is excellent as an ingredient in potpourri or tea. For an excellent hot tea try combining it with black tea and clove or mix with hibiscus flowers and rosehips for a good iced tea.
(Trifolium pratense) Red clover is a perennial herb plant that is cultivated in many places around the globe, but was originally native to temperate climates in Asia and Europe. Externally, Red Clover is used often in salves and balms for skin irritations. As a tea, this herb is light and delicious and used in many medicinal herbal blends.
(Rosmarinus officinale) In culinary recipes the fresh and dried leaves of Rosemary can be found in a wide variety of dishes, including salads, soups, vegetables, meats, fish, eggs, dressings, breads and desserts.
(Mentha spicata) A more subtle mint than peppermint, spearmint is refreshing and tasty and has many of the same benefits as peppermint. Its light, refreshing taste makes it a perfect ingredient in tea and herbal blends.
(Stevia rebaudiana) Reported to be up to two hundred (200) times sweeter than sugar, stevia is used in teas and in cooking but contains no calories. This leaf can be sprinkled into other teas to sweeten them.