Greek mountain tea is a single varietal herbal infusion made from the flowers, leaves and stems of the herb Sideritis, which is native to Greece. It only grows in the mountains at very high elevations.
This particular species is called scardica, and is native to Mt. Olympus.
It is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants, naturally caffeine-free and is deliciously mild and earthy in flavor with floral notes and hints of citrus and mint.
It is hand-farmed by our friend Dimitris Bratelis, the proprietor of Olympus Farmstead, in rough, stony soils on the upper slopes of the mountain. Vasilis is very passionate about Mt. Olympus and its native herbs and is thrilled to bring these products to a wider market.
(See also Olympus Farmstead oregano and Olympus Tea Blend.)
Place a small handful (3g) in a pot with about 12oz (1 1/2 cups) of water. Bring to a boil for 3-5 minutes, then let it steep for another 3-5 minutes. Remove herbs or strain, and enjoy.
Pairs extremely well with honey and makes a great iced tea.
Very nice Greek Mountain tea. Deep minty flavor; tastes lovely with the fir honey also purchased here. Helps me relax in the afternoon in preparation for a good night's sleep. Thank you so much!
Diane Kochilas is 5-Star !
Perfect. Thank you, Diane.
Nice Source for the Authentic Greek Mountain Tea
As with my review on the Sage tea, I am thrilled to have a good source for the authentic Greek Mountain Tea. I really do like this tea also. I've been having a daily cup (at least). Will continue to purchase the amply sized bag.
Love this Tea, and anecdotally it helps my blood sugar
Great product all-around, and anecdotally it's lowered my fasting blood sugar, which can sometimes be slightly higher than normal.
wonderful tea. Not what I expected, but so good. And I love the way it comes to me......not in ground up leaves or in tea bags, but like you just picked it and put it in the bag.