Greek mountain tea is known for a wide variety of health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, which help protect the body from damage by harmful free radicals. It is also believed to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. In addition, some people use mountain tea to aid digestion, relieve cold symptoms, and promote relaxation.
Hippocrates, the Greek philosopher known as the father of modern medicine, highlighted Greek mountain tea and its benefits for the immune and respiratory systems.
What does it taste like?
Greek mountain tea has a floral, earthy taste, with notes of refreshing mint, sweet chamomile and melon. The fragrance is soothing and floral with a hint of citrus. What we love most about Greek mountain tea is its soft, almost cotton texture.
Appearance: Bright, clear, golden color
Aroma: refreshing mint and floral
Taste: earthy, citrus and sweet melon
Mouthfeel: velvety, soft
In Greek, “sideritis” can be literally translated as “one who is made of iron.” In ancient times, the “sideritis” plant, which coincidentally resembles the shape of a spear, was believed to be capable of healing wounds caused by iron weapons during battles!!
The sideritis plant grows wild at high altitudes of sunny rocky mountains and does not need much soil or water to survive.
Because it is found mainly in the rockiest spots of mountain slopes, it is collected in small quantities.
For centuries, Greek shepherds in the mountains have been brewing sideritis for tea while tending their sheep, giving it the nickname Shepherd’s Tea.
The dried part is usually immersed in warm water for a few minutes. The resulting infusion has a pale-yellow color. It can be enjoyed hot or cold and is often served with honey and lemon. In our store you will find organic Mountain Tea from Mount Olympus and a wide variety of herbal bags that apart from Mountain Tea also have various herbs!
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