In the winter months we of course like to prepare it hot. We simply heat up a mug of water in the microwave and add 1/2 TBSP tea leaves and hot water into a tea maker, then strain it. I like to drink the warm tea with honey.
In the hot summer months I make Sun Tea: 3 TBSP leaves and 1 gal. of filtered water. Depending on the heat of the sun, I generally leave it in the sun about 3 hours or so. I sometimes blend the olive leaves with fresh mint leaves or dried persimmon pieces as it steeps. We also drink the sun tea over ice with a little bit of cranberry juice, or any favorite juice to make different flavors.
I haven’t tried too many different blends of other naturals yet, but as time goes I would like to experiment; I just haven’t had time to focus on that.