Temecula, California-based Avocado Leaf Tea made a powerful
debut within the tea market earlier this yr. The brand new firm received a bronze medal
within the World
Tea Championship’s Unfastened/Small Batch/Single Serve competitors in
Feb. 2019 within the Single Serve/Natural class, after which went on to win first
place within the Folks’s Tea Selection Awards on the World Tea Expo in
Las Vegas in June. Co-Proprietor Sharon Colona delved into what makes this tea
Avocado Leaf Tea Temecula, California avocado grove (Picture courtesy of Scott Wibbenmeyer)
In Dec. 2017, Colona and her husband, Scott Wibbenmeyer, bought a property in Temecula, Calif. that has an avocado grove with 550 avocado timber. Whereas finding out about the best way to care for a grove, she discovered in regards to the well being advantages of avocado leaves and the historical past of how they had been ready and consumed by the Aztecs and utilized in folklore medication. She cherished the style of the leaves and seen that nobody else was promoting them as tea. She then despatched the leaves off to be chemically analyzed and discovered they comprise practically thrice the catechins as inexperienced tea. “As soon as I found out how wholesome the leaves had been, we determined to begin a tea firm,” Colona stated. “It’s a really wholesome leaf.”
Research present avocado leaves have extra healthful properties. ScienceDirect reported that the aqueous extract of leaves of Persea Americana Mill (Lauraceae) (avocado leaves) possess analgesic and anti inflammatory results, primarily based on assessments on mice. A examine carried out by the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Federal College of Pernambuco, Brazil investigated the hypoglycemic properties of the leaf and outcomes confirmed “The hydroalcoholic extract of the leaves of Persea americana diminished blood glucose ranges and improved the metabolic state of the animals.” And these are just a few of the leaf’s advantages. Further info concerning the leaf’s properties could be discovered on AvocadoLeafTea.com/blogs.well being.
Making ready the Leaves
Avocado leaves (Picture courtesy of Scott Wibbenmeyer)
Colona and Wibbenmeyer spent a yr perfecting the maturation, drying and processing strategies for the big, fibrous avocado leaves and achieved their objective of a tasty tea in Oct. 2018, then fashioned their firm in Feb. 2019. “It’s very easy; it’s much less astringent than a inexperienced tea, it has a pleasant easy end,” Colona stated. “The aroma is identical aroma that I get when standing in our grove and the wind goes by the timber. It’s contemporary.” Colona and Wibbenmeyer haven’t used pesticides or herbicides on their grove and are presently within the means of working in the direction of natural certification. The avocado leaves are processed on the Temecula property by a patent-pending methodology. The avocados from their grove are harvested and offered domestically.
The corporate provides 5 Avocado Leaf Tea blends in biodegradable pyramid tea sachets: Pure, Chamomile, Peach, Lemon and Black Tea. The Black Tea Mix, which is blended with natural Camellia sinensis, is the one one which comprises caffeine. The flavors added to the opposite blends are natural compliant. The blends are presently offered on the corporate’s web site, on Amazon and at choose specialty shops in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, California and Washington. Their meals dealer is presently engaged on getting the merchandise into extra shops, and Colona supplies samples and promote sheets to new retailers to coach and introduce them on the brand new tea.
Avocado Leaf Tea Iced (Picture courtesy of Scott Wibbenmeyer)
Phrase of this distinctive and wholesome tea has unfold shortly, as
Colona has already been contacted to supply Avocado Leaf Tea for the Tv
Academy’s Emmy Awards reward luggage this September.
“We’ve now put one thing on the market that folks haven’t had
earlier than and know the well being advantages are so extraordinary. If nothing else, I
really feel actually good about that,” Colona stated.