Gift from the Greek Mountain
1. Organic Greek Mountain Tea, 30g [INONI Greek Organic Herbs]
2. Cretan Mountain Tea, 20g [the Apokoronian]
About Greek Mountain Tea
Greek mountain tea, "Sideritis scardic" (translated as 'he who is made of iron') also known as ironwort, mountain tea (or shepherd's tea) and has been enjoyed for 1,000 years for its pharmaceutical properties and biological activities that are beneficial to our human bodies.
It is also one of the few herbs that have no contradictions nor side-effects due to over consumption, making it an excellent choice to enjoy safely be it cold or hot to warm or refreshing our body and shielding our health.
Greek mountain tea has been part of the mediterranean diet for centuries, they are very popular in Greece, Turkey, Albania, Kosovo, Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia.
Benefits of Organic Greek Mountain Tea
~ 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;
Read more about benefits of Greek Mountain Tea here.
How to enjoy our Organic Greek Mountain Tea
~ boil or steep 2-3g (appx 2 tablespoon) of leaves and flowers in a pot of water (appx 200ml) for 10-15 minutes. The longer you steep, the taste becomes more intense.
~ serve with honey for sweetening option.
A) About the producer : INONI GREEK ORGANIC HERBS
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.
B) 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 honour, a natural behaviour! The black shirt is an everyday dress code and not a touristic attraction.
Apokoronas is unique! So are the wild herbs that grow here!