Premium Organic Greek Mountain Tea - Loose Flowers
Greek mountain tea or Sideritis is also known as ‘shepherd’s tea’ and ‘ironwort’, Sideritis grows all over Greece above around 1,000m – from where it gets its other name, mountain tea. Sideritis translates as “he who is made of – or has – iron.” The mythology goes that it was used to cure wounds caused by iron in battles. Also, according to Greek mythology, this tea was the food of the Titans, and Greek grandmothers still urge their grandchildren to drink at least a cup a day to make them as strong as a Titan. It is immensely popular.
This mountain tea has been produced ethically and sustainably without the use of chemicals or pesticides in the region of Thessaly, Greece, and it is 100% organic. Discarding stalks and even leaves was the masterstroke that makes our Greek mountain tea special: we only use pure whole flowers. The plants are harvested by hand in the early morning, when it is cool; dried hanging in bunches in well-ventilated barns; and also hand packed to ensure they arrive in pristine condition. This is more labour intensive, but worth it for the lighter, more floral infusion that results.
Greek mountain tea (Sideritis) health benefits
Even in ancient times, the Greek philosopher Hippocrates, the forefather of modern medicine, lauded Sideritis for its benefit to the immune and respiratory systems. Mountain tea is naturally caffeine free. Modern studies have shown that it has antioxidant properties similar to those of green tea, plus anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Other studies have shown cardiovascular and intestinal benefits, helping lower blood pressure and reducing inflammation. Try it mixed with some oak and chestnut honey to boost your immune system even further!
Only the most aromatic whole flowers of Greek mountain tea (Sideritic) have been used here, which give it a clear vibrant green that gives way to softer honey tones. Rounded and smooth to taste – a touch of fruit, woody and earthy notes, and a light, floral element. Naturally caffeine free.
Packaged in a stunning designer box that every kitchen would be proud to display, and makes it the perfect gourmet gift for all the foodies in your life!
Awards: Winner of 2 Gold Stars at Great Taste Awards 2019, London UK. Winner of 2018 Award of Excellence. Gold Design Award at Food & Beverage Awards 2018. Winner of Silver Design Award at FRESH 2018.
Quantity: 25gr box or 60gr refill bag of organic Greek mountain tea (Sideritic), whole flowers only.
Ingredients: 100% organic Greek ethically farmed organic mountain tea.
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