Trying to figure out what to do with Greek Mountain tea is a research adventure from the get-go. It’s not your average “tea” where you take your tea scoop, grab some, and toss it into a steeper for however long. There’s a process. You have to get, basically, a handful, boil it a bit, then let it steep. There are videos online that will help you figure out the amount.
Think of yourself as Indiana Jones, discovering new territory and learning about history.
The tea looks a little sketchy to carry around in a Ziploc bag.
There are flowers and leaves inside, and it’ll look like this in your gravity steeper.
The end color is a light amber. The taste is a vegetal lemon/mint taste with floral and earth elements, which stands to reason.
It’s actually all right, which surprised me, because I’d put this aside in fear for about a month before actually steeping it up. (I was a picky child who grew up into a fussy adult.) It’s not really my favorite thing of all time, but that’s because I love a rich black tea. If you’re feeling up to an herbal-flavored adventure, though, you should totally try this out.
If nothing else, this tea might be good for you. The site boasts that: “A range of biological effects has been attributed to Sideritis extracts and infusions in multiple research studies, such as antioxidant, oxidative stress reduction, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective activities. In ethnobotanical practices, Greek mountain tea has been used to alleviate gastrointestinal problems, inflammation, as well as common cold and cough symptoms. A recent study shows that Greek mountain tea is as potent as Green tea at inducing cellular antioxidant defense and preventing oxidative stress.”
I’ll let you know if my cold goes away!
Happy adventuring, Indiana Jones fans!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Klio Tea
This offering of Greek Mountain Tea comes from Mount Othrys in the Magnesia region of Central Greece. It is the variety known as Sideritis Raeseri.