What is Mountain Tea?
Mountain tea is a naturally caffeine-free herbal tea made from a single variety of the sideritis plant. Also known as "Shepherd's Tea" or "Greek Mountain Tea,”
Sideritis is a flowering perennial therefore mountain tea has a floral, earthy, slightly sweet, and mild taste to it. Its taste is known to resemble a blend of mint, chamomile, and citrus.
Referred to in Greece as Tsai tou vounou, meaning "Tea of the mountain."
Mountain tea used by the ancient Greeks as a healing herbal, medicinal drink.
Hippocrates, the Greek philosopher, father of modern medicine, hailed its benefits
Technically its not tea? It’s a tisane which is an infusion made from a plant other than Camellia sinensis—the plant from which true teas (green tea, black tea etc.) are made. For this reason, there is a trend toward the use of terms like "tisane"
Mountain Tea was used by the ancient Greeks as a medical herb for several diseases.
Our version infuses delicious natural ingredients with the all important herb, Sideritis. This aromatic herb is found in the Greek mountains where it grows wild and undisturbed, as it has done for centuries.
We use traditional methods of farming this precious plant, retaining the authentic taste by processing it in harmony with the natural landscape.
Greek Mountain Tea but did you know it’s not technically a tea?
It’s a tisane which is an infusion made from a plant other than Camellia sinensis — the plant from which true teas (green tea, black tea etc.) are made. For this reason, there is a trend toward the use of terms like "tisane".
Tisanes are caffeine-free and can be served hot or cold. These have a long history, dating back to ancient Greece, China and Egypt, where tisanes were drunk for both enjoyment and medicinal purposes.
Benefit from the unique properties of Sideritis
We infuse the Sideritis leaves in hot water to release all the flavours, aromas and nutrients of the Sideritis plant and add only 100% Greek fruit juices blended by our master tea makers.
According to preliminary studies, Sideritis enhances memory function and can strengthen the immune system.
Make Mountain Tea part of your daily nutrition, and benefit from its antioxidant and revitalising properties.