This morning I am enjoying my daily Matcha smoothie and as a bonus a cuppa of Olive Leaf Tea. The Olive Leaf Tea is something new for me, I have read a lot about this leaf and it's possible healthy benefits throughout my studies of herbs. According to many articles continuous use of Olive Leaf Extract or Tea can increase energy, be benefical for blood pressure, painful joints, cardio vascular issues, and diminish cravings.
Here again, the more I read about Herbs, leaves, and natural foods (no preservatives added), the more I realize the American lifestyle in the early 40's and 50's was a healthy lifestyle. Most American homes had a garden for their own home-grown vegetables, especially tomatoes. After school snacks were homemade by Mothers and probably the most important norm was all family members sat down to dinner together -- they talked about their days, dreams, and plans. Ahhhhh, peace.
Okay now that I have had my lovely trip down memory lane let's get back to "what is in my cup this morning." Oh yes, the Olive Leaf -- the taste is light and floral with a mild vegetable background with a slight astringent after taste. Very enjoyable beverage which presents an amazing "agony of leaf" dance for your enjoyment during the steeping process.
- As an antioxidant, Olive leaf extract protects those blood vessels from damage, and has been shown to be effective in protecting the heart from coronary occlusion. When taken over an extended period of time, it is believed to reverse arteriosclerosis. Olive leaves are astringent and antiseptic. Both the leaves and the bark have valuable febrifuge qualities. (Www.herbwisdom.com)
Here's raising my cuppa "Olive Leaf Tisane" to you today. The sun is shinning beautifully here in Central Pennsylvania, the earth is warming, and I am enjoying life . . . Wishing you the same.
The Tea And Hat Lady