Coffee-leaf tea

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Coffee-leaf tea is an herbal tea prepared from the leaves of the coffee plant (either Coffea robusta or Coffea arabica). These leaves, after being roasted,[citation needed] can be ground up or crumpled, then brewed or steeped in hot water in a form similar to tea. The resulting beverage is similar in taste to green tea, but with less caffeine content than either regular tea or coffee.[1][unreliable source?] Coffee leaves closely resemble the leaves and stalks of Paraguay tea (Ilex paraguariensis).[2] In some regions, such as Sumatra and Ethiopia, only the leaves are taken from the coffee plant and the berries are left on the bush.[2]

In Ethiopia, coffee-leaf tea is called kuti and has been consumed for hundreds of years.

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  1. ^ Mulholland, Angela (Jan 20, 2013). "A hot hybrid: Coffee-leaf tea packs antioxidant punch". Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Coffee-leaf Tea". New York Times. 2012-06-10. Retrieved 2016-05-07.