What's Coffee Leaf Tea? Our FAQ answered

Jun 22, 2020

What Is Coffee Leaf Tea?

It’s an infusion made from the leaves of arabica coffee plants. These leaves are upcycled and harvested during the off-season, and thus don’t interfere with the coffee bean harvest, meaning that the process doesn’t affect the coffee beans, nor the plant. 

What Does It Taste Like?

It has an incredibly smooth taste and lightly sweet finish. It is rich and refreshing, never bitter, no matter how long you steep it.

How Much Caffeine Does It Have?

Our iced teas have 35mg of caffeine per 12oz can, and dried teas about 20 mg of caffeine per serving (8oz/250ml cup). Comparable to a light green tea, with better taste, and no side effects like jitters or fatigue, just smooth predictable clarity. For more info, please refer to our Coffee Leaf page.

How does the caffeine compare to green and black tea?

For comparison, green tea has roughly 30mg of caffeine per 8oz, while black tea has roughly 60mg of caffeine per 8 oz. The average bottle of Nestle Pure Leaf Iced Tea will have 69mg of caffeine in a single bottle. 

How does the caffeine compare to coffee?

For comparison, coffee contains 120mg of caffeine per 8oz, and as much as 230mg of caffeine per 12 oz. 

What Are The Health Benefits?

It delivers Mangiferin Polyphenols, Antioxidants, and Chlorogenic Acids.

Mangiferin is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties, as well as its neuroprotective qualities that help lower blood cholesterol levels. It is an additive typically used in Latin America, India and China for centuries. The Chlorogenic Acids are known to boost metabolism, in tandem with Polyphenols and antioxidants, while still producing anti-inflammatory effects. For more info, please refer to our Coffee Leaf page.

How Are Your Teas Flavoured?
Wize exclusively uses all natural plant-based flavorings and extracts. 

Where Do You Source It From?

We source directly from our co-founder, Enrique Ferrufino, from his farm in the Nicaraguan cloudforest near Matagalpa, making the company vertically integrated “from Earth to cup.” This allows us to ensure a yield of premium product, while maintaining our economic and ethical standards. 

Is it Fair Trade?

We go beyond fair trade on multiple fronts. We are Rainforest Alliance Certified, meeting protected social, economic and environmental standards. We repurpose an underused part of the coffee plant and create sustainable value out of it. With this, we’re able to generate stable, year-round jobs on coffee farms and overcome the seasonality of coffee harvesting for the farmers. We establish a new source of revenue for coffee farmers without adding new inputs. We are committed to a flat buying rate, thereby avoiding potential struggles with variable pricing (like the coffee bean) and ensuring that our producer and his workers earn their fair share. Our farm-direct strategy allows us to work directly with Enrique Ferrufino, the third partner of Wize Monkey, enabling us to maintain communication, transparency and integrity from the ground up. In practice, each party has visibility on their finances and standards, allowing for everyone to focus on creating the best quality Coffee Leaf Tea possible. For more info, please refer to our Impact page.

Is It Organic?

We implement regenerative agriculture, utilizing the balanced ecological surroundings to guarantee the healthiest product and most sustainable form of farming. Specific trees (like banana, avocado, guava, eucalyptus, empress, and nettle) are planted throughout the coffee lots to provide shelter and protection from pests and diseases. An equal and biodiverse combination of coffee lots and protected rainforest allows us to provide protection for our crops, while maintaining the integrity of our product without the use of pesticides. 


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