Borges Stress Relief Olive Leaf Infusion Review
This caffeine-free Borges Stress Relief Olive Leaf Infusion is worth a try if you are looking for something new.
New, innovative products in the food and beverage industry attract us like Switzerland attracts the Yashraj banner. Oh, you know what we mean! Borges, a brand associated with olive oil and pasta in India, has launched a range of beverages that are made using olive tree leaves. It comes in four flavors – Classic, Lemongrass, Mint, and Basil. We reviewed the Borges Stress Relief Olive Leaf Infusion – Mint flavor and here is what you need to know. Is it worth buying? Let’s find out.
Facts About The Borges Stress Relief Olive Leaf Infusion
*As per information on the pack
- Contains zero caffeine.
- It has no added flavors.
- A single box contains 10 bags which are individually sealed in paper envelopes.
#FirstImpression Of Borges Stress Relief Olive Leaf Infusion
Price and packaging – A box of the Borges Stress Relief Olive Leaf Infusion (mint flavor) is priced at Rs 149/-. A single box holds 10 ‘tea’ bags that are individually wrapped in paper envelopes. The bags that hold the leaf infusion are pyramid-shaped and of good quality. There is adequate space in the bag to let the leaves plump up upon brewing. We like how no staple pins are holding the bag and the thread together.
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Ingredients – The list of ingredients include olive leaves (80%) and mint (20%). A single tea bag contains 1.5 gms of the total ingredients. This beverage has no caffeine and no added flavors. As per the nutrition label, 100gms of this product carries with it approximately 196 calories. In addition to this, 44g of carbohydrates, 5.8 gm of proteins, and 5.42 g of Vitamin C are also present per 100g of the product.
How we made it – As per the pack, you can consume it using two ways – hot brew and cold brew. We brewed it hot, according to the instructions given on the pack. Just like freshly boiled water is used to brew a regular cup of green tea, we used the same method to brew this olive leaf infusion.
Aroma of Borges Stress Relief Olive Leaf Infusion
The aroma of the infusion is very subtle and you get very mild notes of mint and olive.
Flavor of Borges Stress Relief Olive Leaf Infusion
There are regular lemon-ginger herbal infusions and then there are THESE infusions. What we mean is that while some flavors are common and familiar, others are very unexpected. The Borges Stress Relief Olive Leaf Infusion (Mint Favor) is a rather interesting herbal infusion with clear minty and olive notes.
Olives, generally, have a very wide range of flavor tones. They can be mild and sweet and sometimes even dark or bitter. In fact, olives are cured, or prepared for mass consumption, the process takes away the bitterness of olives making them palatable. Eventually, the final flavor depends on the quality of the olives, and how fresh they were. The same goes for olive oil as well. This infusion, of course, is made using olive leaves, but the signature flavor notes remain.
The signature, almost grassy green, olive flavor is very much there and does not diminish behind the mint. The concoction is mild green in color. The bold hint of mint and the oily-olive flavors coat your palate towards the end of a cup.
We noticed that if you brew it for a longer period, it can become very bitter. It is advisable to stick to the brewing instructions. Overall, this is a very interesting product and can add a sense of uniqueness to any tea lovers’ collection. Do try it if you love to experiment with new flavors.
Borges Stress Relief Olive Leaf Infusion
The mint and olive flavors in the Borges Stress Relief Olive Leaf Infusion are appreciable.
MRP – Rs 149/-*
*Price at the time of review
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