TEMECULA, CALIF. Avocado Leaf Tea made a robust debut earlier this 12 months. The brand new firm received a bronze medal within the International Tea Championship’s Free/Small Batch/Single Serve competitors in Feb. 2019 within the Single Serve/Natural class, after which went on to win first place in its class within the Individuals’s Tea Alternative Awards on the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas in June. Co-Proprietor Sharon Colona delved into what makes this tea particular.
Avocado Leaf Tea Temecula, California avocado grove (Picture courtesy of Scott Wibbenmeyer)
In Dec. 2017, Colona and her husband, Scott Wibbenmeyer, who’re from St. Louis, Mo., bought property in Temecula, Calif. to have a second dwelling nearer to their Los Angeles-based son. The Temecula property occurred to have an avocado grove with 550 timber. Whereas learning about methods to deal with a grove, Colona realized concerning the well being advantages of avocado leaves and the historical past of how they have been ready and consumed by the Aztecs and utilized in folklore medication. She beloved 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 realized they comprise practically thrice the catechins as inexperienced tea. “As soon as I discovered how wholesome the leaves have been, we determined to begin a tea firm,” Colona stated. “It’s a really wholesome leaf.”
Research present avocado leaves have further healthful properties. ScienceDirect reported that the aqueous extract of leaves of Persea Americana Mill (Lauraceae) (avocado leaves) possess analgesic and anti inflammatory results, based mostly on exams 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 decreased blood glucose ranges and improved the metabolic state of the animals.” And these are only some of the leaf’s advantages. Further data concerning the leaf’s properties will be discovered on AvocadoLeafTea.com/blogs.well being.
Making ready the Leaves
Avocado leaves (Picture courtesy of Scott Wibbenmeyer)
Colona and Wibbenmeyer spent a 12 months perfecting the maturation, drying and processing strategies for the big, fibrous avocado leaves and achieved their aim of a tasty tea in Oct. 2018, then fashioned their firm in Feb. 2019. “It’s very clean; it’s much less astringent than a inexperienced tea, it has a pleasant clean end,” Colona stated. “The aroma is similar aroma that I get when standing in our grove and the wind goes via the timber. It’s recent.” Colona and Wibbenmeyer haven’t used pesticides or herbicides on their grove and are at the moment within the means of working in direction of natural certification. The avocado leaves are processed on the Temecula property via a patent-pending technique. The avocados from their grove are harvested and offered domestically.
The corporate gives 5 Avocado Leaf Tea blends in biodegradable pyramid tea sachets: Pure, Chamomile, Peach, Lemon and Black Tea. The Black Tea Mix, which is combined with natural Camellia sinensis, is the one one which incorporates caffeine. The flavors added to the opposite blends are natural compliant. The blends are at the moment 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 at the moment engaged on getting the merchandise into extra shops, and Colona gives samples and promote sheets to new retailers to introduce them to and educate them concerning the new tea.
Avocado Leaf Tea Iced (Picture courtesy of Scott Wibbenmeyer)
Phrase of this distinctive and wholesome tea has unfold rapidly, as
Colona has already been contacted to offer 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.