By Florence Fabricant
Avocado leaves are used as seasoning in Mexican cooking. And now they’re also an herbal tea. A line of avocado leaf teas were a highlight of the recent Fancy Food Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York. Hot or iced, the tea is lovely to sip. The plain variety produces a mellow amber brew, suggesting a fine oolong. It does not turn tannic, no matter how long it steeps. Meyer lemon and chamomile varieties are nice, too."
Avocado Leaf Tea, $13.99 for 15 tea bags, avocadoleaftea.com.