Greek Mountain Tea
Traditional and popular winter hot drink with medicinal qualities.
Mountain tea is a mild aromatic tea with slight citrusy undertones. It is enormously popular in Greece where the health benefits of this wild, natural tea are very well known. It is used to treat a whole host of ailments, like aiding digestion, strengthening the immune system, suppressing colds, flu and other viruses, allergies, shortness of breath, sinus congestion and even pain and mild anxiety. It is also used as an anti-inflammatory and to reduce fever.
Mountain tea grows on rocky slopes at altitudes of between 800-1500m above sea level, it is a hardy flowering perennial that survives with little water and little soil.
This tea is made from the dried leaves, flowers and stalks of the Sideritis syriaca (ironwort) plant.