New York Times Review of Avocado Leaf Tea

By Florence Fabricant

Avocado leaves are used as seasoning in Mexican cooking. And now they’re also an herbal tea. A line of avocado leaf teas were a highlight of the recent Fancy Food Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York. Hot or iced, the tea is lovely to sip. The plain variety produces a mellow amber brew, suggesting a fine oolong. It does not turn tannic, no matter how long it steeps. Meyer lemon and chamomile varieties are nice, too. But the avocado leaf character is lost in the black tea blend.

Avocado Leaf Tea, $13.99 for 15 tea bags, avocadoleaftea.com.

 

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