The desert state of Rajasthan will soon give the country an alternative to green tea. This will be brewed from olive leaves. The tea will be named Olitia. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will be launch very soon The Olive Tea.
This is the first time in the world that a green tea alternative will be produced out of olive leaves.
Rajasthan started cultivating olives in 2007 in collaboration with Israel. Now the state cultivates them on 5,000 hectares.
An olive refinery is operational in the state at Bikaner, also the country’s first.