- Store Name: Blue Ox Blueberries
- Vendor: Blue Ox Blueberries
PO Box 532
Mount Desert, ME 04660
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Why drink blueberry leaf tea?
Anthocyanins are the antioxidant compound that give blueberries their deep blue color and amazing health benefits. It turns out that blueberry leaves contain significantly higher levels of anthocyanin than the fruit itself. The leaves are hand-picked in the fall, after the blueberry harvest, from our MOFGA certified organic blueberry field on Beech Hill, MDI.
We recommend adding 2-3 tsp. leaf/cup to tea ball. Steep for 10-15 minutes in not quite boiling water. Tastes mellow, and slightly fruity. Drink hot, cold, with honey, lemon, a few smushed blueberries, mixed with other loose teas such as green or black. Add blueberry leaves to your homemade kombucha tea mix. They also make a really nice addition to homemade salves and soaps.