Thank you Bonnie for this sample!!
This tea scared me! for the longest time I avoided it, because a I had never had anything of the sort and b) I didn’t want to mess it up.
Now, that isn’t like me… I’m usually one to try new things so I have no idea what got into me! Every once in awhile I do that, with teas, but oddly never with food. Hmm.
Anyhow, I brewed it up nice and strong so that the flavours really pop. Spicy! Earthy! lemony, oh yup it’s all there. I must have had this before as it’s a familiar taste. Very familiar, only I can’t pinpoint it. Something herbal, I think. I WILL figure that one out! :P
Greek Mountain Tea
Sideritis or Greek Mountain Tea is a tisane known as a medicinal tea and has antioxident properties. This plant grows along the Iberian Peninsula, in Macaronesia and the Balkans.
My Greek recipe is 1/2 oz. in 1qt. boiling water and steep 10 minutes. Sweeten with honey and add lemon also. Drink 1 cup per day for health! Lovely herb flavor, slightly salty like wild Greek oregano and has a buttery texture.