olive leaf tea in a glass cup and saucer with olive leaves and a dish of supplements
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Olive Leaf Tea Recipe

An energizing and therapeutic herbal infusion!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: olive leaf extract, olive leaf tea
Appliance: Stove
Servings: 1 cup
Author: John Staughton (BASc, BFA)


  • 8 oz water filtered
  • 1 tbsp dried olive tree leaves
  • 1 tsp honey/sugar/lemon juice optional


  • To make olive leaf tea, warm water in a saucepan. For any good cup of tea, water is a key component. Use filtered tap water if possible and bring it to a boil. 
  • Thereafter, reduce the heat as boiling the leaves for too long can burn them. Burning the leaves will not only impact the overall taste of the tea but will also reduce the antioxidant polyphenol count. 
  • The ideal steep time for this tea is 3-8 minutes. If you allow it to steep longer than that, the tea could turn bitter. And if you allow it to steep for less than that, it will have a mellow flavor. 
  • You can also bring down the bitterness of the tea by squeezing a slice of fresh lemon or adding milk, stevia, honey, sugar, and other herbal flavorings such as peppermint. Serve the tea hot! 
    A close up shot of olive leaf tea, kept atop a white platform