Cretan Mountain Tea Malotira
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
High above the mountains of Crete, a wonderful plant grows in great abundance: Sideritis Syriaca. It is a plant used in the making of Cretan Mountain Tea, a herbal beverage like no other. Known locally as “Cretan Mountain Tea Malotira, our special tea comes from sources close to our hearts, referring both the mountains themselves and those who harvest the plants that grow there.
And when brewed to perfection, Greek Mountain Tea Malotira is for the adventurous, for those who like to try new and exciting things, for those who enjoy truly unique herbaceous flavours coupled with astounding benefits.
In fact, when consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, Greek Mountain Tea Malotira offers diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. It is also said to reduce symptoms of cold and flu, improve digestion, and even lower blood pressure. Bring Cretan Mountain Tea Malotira into your home today and show the same hospitality as the Cretan people.
Embrace the saying “philoxenia”, which means “friend to a stranger”, and widen your social circle with this wonderfully aromatic and wholesome brew. Cretan Mountain Tea Malotira is meant to be shared with others, so spread the love and laughs, be with family, be with friends, or even be with strangers-turned-friends. The choice is yours with Cretan Mountain Tea Malotira.
But Cretan Mountain Tea Malotira is not the only one of its kind to choose from. There are an estimated 150 different types of the Sideritis plant including “Sideritis raeseri”, “Sideritis euboea”, “Sideritis montana”, and “Sideritis scardica” (the latter being available as our very own Mountain Tea Sideritis Scardica Olympus Tea).
Our Cretan Mountain Tea Malotira, meanwhile, is harvested by a Cretan Shepherd called Yiannis, a personal friend of our company and its owner, Mr Richard Smith; it’s a personal touch we’re proud of.
Historians believe that both Greek Mountain Tea and Cretan Mountain Tea have been consumed since the 1st Century C.E. in fact, the renowned Greek physician, Pedanius Dioscorides, recommended its consumption for many ailments prevalent in ancient Greek society. However, it should be noted that little has changed today.
Cretan Mountain Tea Malotira remains a popular beverage among health-conscious tea connoisseurs. Perhaps most interestingly, recent medical studies have suggested that this herb could, one day, combat some forms of cancer, and also cure or at least delay osteoporosis. While research is still in the preliminary stage, early results look promising. To find out more information, please read our “Health Benefits” section below.
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Origin: Crete, Greece.
Ingredients: Sideritis Syriaca.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: This brew is best served as it is, although lemon may be considered to bring out the citrusy notes.
Tasting Notes: A vibrant, lively cup to the last sip, Cretan Mountain Tea Malotira boasts a zingy citrus aroma with a slight spiciness. Flavours, meanwhile, consists of herbaceous notes and similar to its aroma, citrus undertones.
Colour in Cup: Bold yellow liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: In this fast-paced society of stress and anxiety, it is no surprise that many people suffer from high blood pressure. According to an animal-based study published in the “Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology” in 2012, however, extracts made from Sideritis could help to lower blood pressure levels while also helping blood vessels to relax.
The study measured arterial blood pressure and found that a dose of Sideritis extract led to blood vessel dilation. This, in turn, helped to lower blood pressure levels and reduced stress on the heart muscle. The results established the true potential of Cretan Mountain Tea Malotira, particularly when consuming it to improve cardiovascular health. What more could you possibly want from your morning cup of Herbal Tea?
Health PointsDetox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon
CountryMore Than One Origin