Coffee Leaf Tea
Coffee Leaf Tea is a relatively new caffeinated product to the western world and it's made from the leaves of the arabica coffee plant.
A couple of young entrepreneurs wanted to find a way to help organic coffee farmers in Nicaragua and while doing research, found a study touting the health properties of coffee leaves.
Thus the idea for their company, Wize Monkey, and Coffee Leaf Tea was born as a way to help coffee farmers earn more money from their coffee crop especially during times of coffee bean price fluctuation. Also, as a way to give consumers a new healthy hot beverage option.
UPDATE: Wize also make a Ready-To-Drink Iced Tea (called Wize Coffee Lead) that is made from coffee leaves. It has 35 mg caffeine per 12 fl oz can, and is very lightly sweetened.
Flavors of Wize Monkey Tea
- Earl Grey
- Chocolate Dream
- Sunset Chai
- Mango Party
- Minty Marvel
The flavors are still made from coffee leaves but have additional flavors added.
Their company sent us some samples to try out.
Coffee Leaf Tea Review
This product looks a lot like regular tea and is steeped pretty much the same; in water just under the boiling point and for about 3 minutes.
If black tea and coffee had a baby, it would taste like Coffee Leaf Tea.
I consumed it black and to me, it tasted like a blend of the two. It was easy to drink but not bitter like tea that's been steeped too long or black coffee. It also had a slightly sweet taste which was nice since I didn't have to add sugar.
At just 20 mg of caffeine per cup, it's a lot like the lift you'd experience from a cup of green tea.
Its claim to fame would be the antioxidant and phytochemical properties in the tea.
It's also a great way for the health-conscious to get more antioxidants and phytochemicals into their diets.
Coffee Leaf Tea is made from organically grown tea leaves and supports Nicaraguan Coffee Farmers.
Where to buy
Ingredients in Coffee Leaf TeaOrganic Arabica Coffee Leaves
Is Coffee Leaf Tea high in caffeine?
Coffee Leaf Tea contains 20 mg of caffeine in a 8 fl oz cup.
This equates to 2.50 mg of caffeine for every fl oz and 8.45 mg for every 100 ml.