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!’