Gina Keatley is a force to be reckoned with. Her extensive entrepreneurial endeavors speak for themselves: She is a CEO, investor, philanthropist, professor, and culinary innovator. Keatley is the founder, CEO, and chairwoman of The Sicilian Olive Leaf Tea Company. She utilizes her keen expertise to develop a portfolio of teas within the business and entrepreneurial food media spheres. She is also the co-founder of Keatley Medical Nutrition Therapy alongside her longtime business partner and husband Scott Keatley, a registered dietitian and one of the trailblazing forces behind transforming Sicily, Italy, into an olive tea-producing region. Gina Keatley has established innovative brands by taking risks, adapting business models, and pioneering a gastronomic culture in her field.
The modern Matche Global Initiative is Keatley's most recent venture. Her knowledge and experience in the global food community aided in the planning of this tea launch. Developing Matche as a global product cultivated in Italy, processed in New York, and sold globally meets the need for culinary and cultural synchronization while sharing the best there is to offer. The tea is in the form of Matcha, a finely ground powder, but instead of green tea leaves, Matche is prepared using olive leaves. This underutilized element also happens to be a superfood packed with oleuropein, a compound that might be responsible for antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and disease-fighting activities. It has many of the benefits of olive oil but is calorie-free.
As if that was not impressive enough, Keatley has another line coming out this year. "Mend Tea" is a single-origin, premium whole olive leaf tea from Sicily. It is a response to the customers' requests for a whole-leaf olive tea product.
"I am thrilled with the customers' response and can't wait to see what we come up with next together," Gina Keatley adds. "Redefining olive leaf tea as a global product has allowed me to explore the world of food and beverage in Sicily amid a true ecological renaissance. I wouldn't have believed you if you told me I would become an accidental eco-farmer, but that's what makes it great. It's raw, authentic, and an adventure."
Keep scrolling to shop some of the Sicilian Olive Leaf Tea Company's delicious teas.
Matche Olive Leaf Tea Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09QMR5DZ9 ($27)
Mend Tea Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BCXJ5YPR ($19)
Company Name: Sicilian Olive Leaf Tea Company
Contact Person: Jim Vecchio
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Country: United States