Apparently, the tea is very beneficial and has antioxidant levels tens times that of green tea. Clinical trials are ongoing but the tea is said to lower blood pressure and cholesterol and improve blood flow. The leaves also have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties.
If you have your own olive tree or have access to a tree its easy to make your own tea.
Only pick leaves from a tree that has been kept organically to avoid any pesticides, insecticides or any other chemicals. Select and pick healthy and blemish free leaves about mid-morning when any dew has evaporated.
Wash and dry the leaves indoors and away from direct sunlight. When dried thoroughly, crush the leaves by hand, removing the stalks and place in an airtight container.