Montecito, Calif. (May 20, 2020) – National Olive Day on June 1st not only celebrates the olive itself, it celebrates the many ways that the olive enriches our lives via food, oil and tea (yes tea). This year, with so many families impacted by Covid19, Bel Lavoro Olive Orchards (family owned/operated), home to Cut1886 Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Steep Echo Tea, will mark National Olive Day by donating 100% of all sales on June 1, 2020 to Feed America via the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County.
“We are so fortunate to be able to grow, harvest and sell our olives right from our home, but we know that there are so many families being impacted by the Covid19 pandemic right now so we wanted to mark this year’s holiday by using our bounty to help others,” notes Kim Branum, owner of Bel Lavoro. “We are going to donate 100% of all sales of Cut1886 and Steep Echo Teas on June 1st to our local Food Bank of Santa Barbara County which is part of Feed America. It is our hope that we can help make a difference in the lives of members of our community and beyond.”
100% of all purchases of tea and olive oil from 12:00 am-11:59 pm on June 1, 2020 will be donated to the Food Bank Santa Barbara County (https://foodbanksbc.org/).
More about Cut1886 and Steep Echo Tea:
Now delivering its first exclusive batch of 2500 cold-pressed bottles for sale, certified organic and harvested by hand, Cut1886 was blended by a Master Miller to extract the most beautiful flavor profiles and colors from the trees. Medium bodied with a mix of herb and nut flavors and a touch of spice, the oil is perfectly balanced, crafted from a small batch and in limited quantities based on the fruit yields and the health of the trees.
Steep Echo is a collection of the finest all natural olive leaf teas. Each of the teas brings together hand-harvested organic olive leaf with a collection of natural botanicals curated by the best artisans in the trade. The fusion of these ingredients thoughtfully present a rare blend of detail, depth and nuance that elevates each flavor and accentuates the health benefits of the olive leaf.
Featuring five caffeine free blends (Tend, Ascent, Bloom, Hush and Repose) that have been tailored to match any moment. Steep Echo is one of very few tea makers worldwide to exclusively use the olive leaf for its production.
To find Bel Lavoro, one must venture onto a winding road leading to a hideaway and homestead that features over 350 olive trees growing naturally on the hills above the not-to-distant sea below. It is in this picturesque location that nature has delivered a well-spring that ends its journey at the orchard’s doorstep. Combined with a grow-friendly climate that mixes cool ocean breezes with the warm sunlight, Bel Lavoro finds itself in the exact right spot in which to create the organic olives that have become the main ingredient in its two new artisan, olive-based products.
About Bel Lavoro:
Owned and operated by the Branum family, Bel Lavoro was purchased sight unseen by this then Seattle-based family in 2010, and upon their first visit, the Branum’s discovered that olive trees surrounded their new home. After years of research, education and trial (and error), Kimberly Branum and her son Brandon dedicated themselves to developing products that are harvested by hand through timeless practices. Their calling has become their occupation and today they are ready to share the fruits of the labor: a collection of the finest organic teas and oils, drawn from fruits, vegetables and herbs irrigated by natural spring water.