INONI is by 2 sisters, Renela and Alexia Giannakopoulou, with whom are scientific training and both are concerning the natural environment. The 2 sisters are graduates of the Faculty of Forestry and Natural Environment of AUTH. Both are also forester and environmentalist. Alexia has also received her PhD in Active Substances of Pharmaceutical Aromatic Plants.
Their farmland is situated on a hill of Monopigado, northern Greece, 30km from Thessaloniki, ideal for organic cultivation. The appropriate altitude with a particularly favourable microclimate, as shown by soil analysis and surveys related to the adaptability of aromatic plants to specific conditions, to successfully grow the crops. They aim to offer consumer premium quality products with unique taste. Most importantly, completely free of pesticide, hormones and chemical additives. Also they seek every consumer to understand the importance of the sustainability of natural resources.
Harvesting is all by hand, reducing carbon footprint to the environment. Harvested herbs are selected carefully before they are sealed in air-tight environment.
Lavender has been used as holy herbs during ancient time. Often been used to freshen up and give a light scent to a variety of personal items, such as clothes and hair. Though it has always been used as essential oil, lavender can also be consumed as tea. It has calming effect (good for bedtime tea), helps to improve sleep, reduce cholesterol level, help digestive disorder problem, reduces stress and anxiety, anti-oxidants properties that helps to eliminate toxins. Anti-inflammatory properties helps to soothe inflamed muscles in the throat and chest, making it easier to breathe. The antibacterial properties of lavender tea also help to eliminate bacteria that can cause chest colds and congestion.
You can infuse small amount of organic lavender for 5-8 minutes in hot water. Longer infusion will make the tea stronger and more intense in flavour.