06 Oct Why You Should Drink Greek Mountain Tea
Like a refreshing breeze on top of the Greek mountains and a gentle touch of the mediterranean sun.
Greek High Mountain tea is caffeine-free tisane made from Sideritis Scardica leaves grown in the Greek High Mountains at elevations around 1000m. It’s light fluffy leaves soothe and relax with a sweet, refreshing flavour.
Ancient Greek herbal medicine
Greek Mountain tea is known for a wide variety of health benefits, including its ability to prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, improve digestive health, boost immunity, lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and much more.
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Hippocratis, the Greek philosopher known as the father of modern medicine, praised Greek Mountain tea and its benefits for the immune and respiratory systems.
What does it taste like?
Greek mountain tea has a wonderfully floral, earthy taste, with hints of refreshing mint, sweet chamomile and honeydew melon. The aroma is soothing and floral with a trace of citrus. What we love about greek mountain tea the most, is its fluffy and soft, almost cotton-like texture.
Appearance: Bright, clear, gold coloured infusion
Aroma: refreshing mint, floral and herbaceous
Flavour: earthy chamomile, citrusy and sweet honey melon
Mouthfeel: velvety, smooth liquor with a sustained finish
In Greek, “sideritis” can be literally translated as “he who is made of iron”. In ancient times “sideritis” plan, 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 on high elevations of sunbaked rocky mountains and doesn’t need much soil or water to survive.
Because it is primarily found on the rockiest cliffs of the mountain sides, it is harvested in small sums.
For centuries, Greek shepherds in the mountains have brewed sideritis for tea while tending to their sheep, giving it the nickname “Shepherd’s Tea.”