We get lots of questions here at OLI Tea.
Here’s a few of the most common. Can’t find your question? Contact us below!
How many 8 ounce glasses of tea will one 1/2 ounce bag of OLI TEA produce?
One 1/2 ounce bag of whole, loose leaf OLI Tea will produce approximately 6-8 ounce glasses of tea. Very refreshing ice cold or drink it hot.
Do you test OLI Tea?
Absolutely. We partnered with independent, certified laboratories for analysis of our olive leaf tea to ensure ORAC score, polyphenol level, and caffeine-free attributes.
What is ORAC score?
ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is a score for antioxidant content in different foods and supplements. Higher ORAC scores imply a higher measured amount of in vitro antioxidant activity. Antioxidants are known for their ability to combat cell damage. OLI Tea consistently scores above 40,000 units on the ORAC scale compared to 1253 for green tea. For the latest ORAC information, refer to Superfood.com.
How do polyphenols contribute to an active lifestyle?
OLI Tea is loaded with polyphenols, specifically oleuropein. Oleuropein is a unique polyphenol molecule found in olive leaves with antioxidant capabilities that contribute to maintaining and preserving an active lifestyle, specifically antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and disease-fighting activities. Scientific research has shown polyphenols provide a multitude of health benefits to include: lowering bad cholesterol and blood pressure, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-angiogenic and neuroprotective functions.
What is the shelf life of OLI Olive Leaf Tea and what is the best way to store it?
OLI Tea shelf life is up to 18 months. Whole, loose leaf tea in general will begin to fade and lose flavor if kept beyond 18 months. For optimal flavor and health benefits, it's best to use within 2 months after opening its sealed pouch. Proper storage will help protect against 5 enemies: light, air, heat, moisture, and odor. Store your tea in a sealed container and in a cool, dry and dark place.
Why is it important to purchase tea from a local producer?
Consumers that value fresh food should support local farmers because locally grown food tastes and looks better. Think about this. The logistics of imported food, from field to grocery shelf, can take months. That is months on a ship, dock, warehouse, transportation, and then stocked on the shelf for consumers to purchase. Local food is better for you. The shorter time between field to table, the less likely nutrients will be lost. Also, local farmers preserve open spaces. Even at my ranch, I am being squeezed by industrialization and increased urbanization. There's no doubt my ranch will become an agricultural island in the near future. That makes me sad.