Native only to Cretan mountains at high altitudes. Its official name ‘sideritis’ derives from the Greek ‘sidero’ (iron) from its ability to heal wounds made from iron. It is mentioned by Theophrastus and Dioskourides.
About Cretan Mountain Tea
Traditionally cultivated and organically grown, is collected when aromas and essential oils are at their peak. Only the best parts of the plant are selected. Basic ingredient of the renowned Cretan diet and well-being. 100% natural and unprocessed, 0% fat and 0% additives. Healthy and aromatic. Ideal as a soothing, healing beverage and enjoy everyday. It can also be used as a culinary herb.
Benefits of Cretan Mountain Tea, [Malotira]
~ boost and strengthen immune system;
~ traditionally to fight common cold, cough, bronchitis, bronchial asthma in Greece;
~ suppress other viruses, allergies, sinus congestion;
~high in anti-oxidants properties to help to detox several vital organs such as liver and kidneys;
~ aid digestion, stomach problem, gastrointestinal problem such as stomach infection, stomach pain, acid reflux and minor heartburns (has natural antimicrobial properties against bacteria);
~ known to help lower blood pressure and help blood vessels to relax;
~ helps to lift up the mood and reduce anxiety problem;
~ increase bone mineral density, maintain good bone health and preventing bone loss from occurring as we age which will help to avoid osteoporosis, ;
~ rich in iron, helps to protect against anaemia;
How to enjoy our Organic Cretan Mountain Tea
~ break the flowers and stems in small quantity, steep in hot water for 7-8 minutes. Add honey and lemon to serve.
About the producer : the Apokoronian [Pure Crete in every sip]
Our herbs are traditionally cultivated and organically grown at the foothills of the White Mountains in Apokoronas, Chania, Crete. From certified organic herb cultivations following the strictest production standards, are collected when aromas and essential oils are at their peak. Only the best parts of each plant are carefully selected and naturally dried.
They are all basic ingredients of the renowned Cretan diet and well-being. Purely natural and unprocessed, they are superior in quality and have unique characteristics.
Renowned since antiquity for their medicinal properties, they were prescribed by Hippocrates and mentioned by Aristotle, Theophrastus and Dioskourides!
Healthy, flavorful and therapeutic are ideal as a soothing, healing, tonic hot or cold beverage, as well as a cooking herb for many Cretan, Greek and Mediterranean dishes.
In a brand new packaging design, thanks to one-of-a-kind compositions for each container! Endless variations provide countless unique-to-unit labels to stand out from the crowd.
Apokoronas is authentic and generous! Here, tradition is an attitude to life! Pride and honor, a natural behavior! The black shirt is an everyday dress code and not a touristic attraction.
Apokoronas is unique! So are the wild herbs that grow here!