Get ready to sip on a new kind of tea. The desert state of Rajasthan will soon give the country an alternative to green tea – brewed from olive leaves.
State Agriculture Minister Prabhu Lal Saini said the brand – named Olitia, The Olive Tea – will be launched soon by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
“It will be the first time in the country and the world that a green tea alternative will be produced out of olive leaves,” he told on the sidelines of an event in the city.
He added, “I am a PhD in Agriculture myself, and I knew olive leaves have several health benefits. So I decided to get some study and lab testing done about it.” He showed several papers with findings of the lab studies.
A lab test, conducted in July, confirmed the presence of several anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory and other such substances in the olive leaves.