Mango Leaf Tea, Loose-leaf
Mango (Mangifera indica) is a tropical flowering plant originally cultivated and grown, in Southern and Eastern India for thousands of years. Widely used in traditional folk medicine, practitioners of the Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Unani healing arts use mango leaves for a variety of purposes. According to the Journal of Nutrition and Health Sciences, mango leaves promote gut health and regularity. The Journal also attests that the leaves possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The bouquet of Kilani Brew’s Mixed Mango Tea is citrus, floral, and faintly reminiscent of the fruit itself. The taste of this tea is faithful to its bouquet; sweet, floral, with subtle after-notes similar to earl gray tea. Each tin contains 1/2 oz of loose-leaf tea. Leaves are grown by Makaha Mangoes in Makaha. To prepare a cup of hot tea, place one teaspoon of loose-leaf tea into a tea diffuser. Place loose-leaf-filled diffuser into a 6-ounce to 8-ounce sized tea cup. Pour boiling water into cup and let steep for 15 to 25 minutes, until a rich color develops. Steep longer for a richer flavor. Relax and enjoy your cup of invigorating mango leaf tea. To create a thirst-quenching cold brew, add several teaspoons of loose-leaf tea to water in a pitcher and let the tea infuse the water for 6 to 12 hours in the refrigerator. Strain, and enjoy a cup of refreshing cold-brew tea.