Someone told as about an English lady that produced dried leaves in Tuscany. After the Harney's trip to Italy, we just had to get them. They are delicious and they remind us of the hot days and warm people of Italy.
I was really intrigued when I saw this offering pop up because my MIL had just been prescribed olive leaf extract in capsule form for a viral infection. I thought I would give this a go as a healthy uncaffeinated evening option. There were several mentions here and there on the internet of this being lightly bitter at the forefront, then sweet in the aftertaste. I am not getting any bitterness. I used three tsps. for a 22 ounce teapot, and because of the fluffiness of the leaves I will probably increase that next time. Still I got a golden yellow brew with mild and creamy flavor. It almost reminds me of a shou mei white tea I had long ago. This is a keeper. Even hubby, who is picky, took a sip, and said, "Mmm, that's good!" (Posted on 6/6/14)