Greek Mountain Tea

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Brewing instructions

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

 
Brewing instructions

Description

Greek Mountain Tea is a wonderfully unique herbal tea made from the Sideritis Syriaca plant. This herb grows in great abundance across mainland Greece and Crete, as well as numerous other Mediterranean regions and the Balkans. It flourishes particularly well in the mountains, and when brewed to perfection, this herbal tea will evoke strong images of vast ranges dotted throughout a beautiful, sun-kissed landscape.

This is a cut version of this traditional herbal tea, offering strong herbaceous flavours like no other. Greek Mountain Tea is for the adventurous side of you; the side that wants to travel the world, but likewise enjoys home comforts such as a nice, hot brew on the sofa! Bring to life the spirit of Greece with this remarkable beverage and reap the benefits of an improved immune system, as well as a greater protection against minor allergies. There has never been a better time to try this tea; so, what are you waiting for? Don’t settle for anything other than the best. Buy through The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.

Greek Mountain Tea is known by many names. In the Greek language, it’s called ‘Malotira’ while other names include ‘ironwort’, ‘mountain tea’, and ‘shepherd's tea’. Its botanical name, ‘Sideritis’, can be translated to mean “he who is made of or has iron”. This is likely in reference to its ability to heal wounds created by iron weapons (hence the name ‘ironwort’).

Historians believe that both Greek Mountain Tea and Cretan Mountain Tea have been consumed since the 1st Century C.E. The renowned Greek physician, Pedanius Dioscorides, allegedly recommended its consumption for many ailments prevalent in ancient Greek society. However, it should be noted that little has changed today. Greek Mountain Tea remains a popular beverage for its health-promoting properties. 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.

And Sideritis Syriaca is not the only plant of its kind to be extensively studied in recent years, either. In fact, there are an estimated 150 different types of the Sideritis plant including ‘Sideritis raeseri’, ‘Sideritis euboea’, ‘Sideritis montana’, and, of course, ‘Sideritis scardica’ (the latter of which can be enjoyed with our very own Mountain Tea Sideritis Scardica Olympus Tea). Our Greek Mountain Tea, meanwhile, is collected for us by a famous shepherd called Herbal Gianni near the village of Kousses in Crete. We receive regular parcels of this wonderful tea so it is always very fresh, as well as being of the very finest quality.

Type of Tea: Greek Mountain Herbal Tea (Cut Variety)

Origin: The village of Kousses, Crete, Greece.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.

How to Serve: This herbal tea is best served without any accompaniments.

Tasting Notes: The distinct herbaceous taste of our Greek Mountain Tea is unparalleled. This beverage boasts bold, fresh flavours with a smooth, almost minty aftertaste.  

Colour in Cup: Vibrant yellow liquor, light in tone.

Health Benefits: According to an animal-based study published in the “Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology” in 2012, 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 essentially established the true potential of Greek Mountain Tea, particularly when consuming it to improve cardiovascular health. Furthermore, other studies have indicated that Greek Mountain Tea has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and even diuretic properties.

Additional Info

  • Time of Day

    Breakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening

  • Country

    More Than One Origin

  • Health Points

    Anti Oxidants, Detox, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss

  • Type

    Herbal Tea

  • Options

    Loose Tea

  • Caffeine Level

    Decaff (none)

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    I make my own mix with gk mountain tea, sideritis and other herbs since visiting Crete many years ago where I first had it. My favourite start to the day.

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    Feefo - sorry but I don't really want write out my thoughts at length for every single item. Having to do so almost made me quit the whole process. You should re-think this aspect of your service.
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    The best I've had. Real, substantive ingredients as compared to the powder tea bags from other companies. Great taste. I'll definitely be buying more.

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    No probs, where else could I get this?

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    The flavour is unconcerned but the best tea for cure colds. I belive it helped me to recover.

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    Used Kent & Sussex tea after our supply of Greek mountain tea ran out. The tea is provided as picked heads rather than the stems we usually use. Good flavour.

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    the same standard i could expect to find in athens (though not quite as fresh as you would find in the countryside - understandably)

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    Very very good

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    This tea is exactly how the local tea in Crete tasted and actually exceeded my expectations. I will definitely order again.

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    Have a cup every day

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    Very nice. Subtle yet delicious and refreshing.

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