Greek Mountain Tea

June 16, 2016

We love Greek mountain tea and go through multiple mugs of it each day. It’s also sometimes¬†known as Shepherd’s Tea because the Greek Shepherds would use the herb to make tea whilst tending to their flocks in the mountains.

Not only does it have a beautiful flavour but is also¬†meant to have a number of health benefits. It’s made from the dried flowers, leaves and stems of the Sideritis plant, which grows throughout the mountainous regions of Greece – typically over 3,000 feet. It’s known for its high levels of antioxidants and contains large amounts of essential oils as well as a range of other phyto-nutrients.

Greek grandmothers’ rule of thumb is ‘At least one cup a day. Here’s to health!’