Dictamo of Crete

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Brewing instructions

Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes

Brewing instructions

Dictamo Herbal Tea. Origins dictamnus (Dittany of Crete or Hop Marjoram) known in Greek as Diktamo or in Cretan dialect Erondas (love) is a tender perennial plant that grows 10-20 cm high. Today the plant is classified as a stomach tonic. A simple infusion of the leaves may be used as a substitute for tea and as a remedy for nervous complaints. Dittany of Crete is one of the best-known healing herbs of folklore. Native to the mountains of Crete and also called dittany or dictamus. Procumbent white woolly stems usually trailing develop pink or purplish flowers in the summer. The small grey leaves have a velvety texture. Dittany of Crete is generally recognized as safe for human consumption as a natural flavouring

Ingredients- Dictamo Tea Leaves

Brewing Guide- We recommend using 1 teaspoon of the leaf, but if you like a stronger tea, then you could use up to 1½. This tea tastes best with freshly boiled water (roughly 100 degrees) and left to infuse for 6 to 10 minutes

How to Serve- Best served black. Depending on personal taste, you can add a bit of honey

Tasting Notes- A lovely light floral taste

Colour in Cup- Pale with highlights of yellow

Pack sizes available- 50g, 125g, 250g, 500g, 1 Kilo. ( We pack everything fresh to order, nothing is off the shelf ! ). We pack all our teas in a unique material which combines card and foil, regarded as the best for retaining freshness and quality

Storage- In an airtight container away from other strong scents and heat. We would recommend using this tea within a year of purchasing

Health Benefits- Crete this tea is generally only sold in pharmacies as it contains a lot of antioxidants that help detox the body as well as aiding weight loss and helping the digestive system

Advice on tea you might like – Greek Mountain Tea or Cretan Mountain Maloira


Additional info
  • Type
    Herbal Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Detox, Digestive, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
    Decaff (none)
  • Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
    Breakfast, Lunchtime, Evening
  • Country
    More Than One Origin