Deep Dive into Greek Mountain Tea: Benefits, History & The Perfect Brew
A Deep Dive into Greek Mountain Tea…
Greek Mountain Tea, known as “Tsai Tou Vounou” in Greek, holds a special place in the hearts of the Greek people. Derived from the Sideretis plant, this aromatic tea has been enjoyed for centuries due to its enticing flavour and reported health benefits. The tea is traditionally hand-picked, ensuring only the finest leaves and flowers are used in the brewing process.
Embracing Nature’s Bounty
One of the defining characteristics of Greek Mountain Tea is its natural cultivation. Growing in the mountainous regions of Greece, this tea flourishes in its wild and untouched environment. The altitude, soil quality, and unique climate contribute to the tea’s rich flavour profile and therapeutic properties. With every sip, you can taste the essence of Greece’s majestic mountains.
Our particular Greek mountain tea is organically grown in the Rhodope mountains of Northern Greece at almost 1,000 m altitude by mountain farmers on co-operative small eco-farms.
A Taste of History
Greek Mountain Tea carries a rich cultural heritage that dates to ancient times. In Greek mythology, it is believed that the gods gifted this tea to the centaur Chiron, renowned for his wisdom and healing abilities. Since then, the tea has been passed down through generations, cherished for its soothing and invigorating qualities.
Traditionally drunk by Greek Shepherds, Siderites is also commonly known as ironwort, derived from the Greek word for iron, sideros – As legend has it in ancient times the herb was used to heal wounds caused by iron weapons during battles.
Reported Health Benefits
Beyond its unique taste and interesting history, Greek Mountain Tea offers an array of health benefits. It is said to be packed with antioxidants and this infusion supports overall well-being. Studies suggest that Greek Mountain Tea may boost the immune system, aid digestion, reduce inflammation, and promote cardiovascular health. By incorporating this tea into your daily routine, you can rest assured that nurtures both body and soul.
Titan Tonka Summer Small Batch
Titan Tonka Tea features Greek Mountain Tea as a base with smooth vanilla-like tonka bean, popped buckwheat with freeze dried strawberries, orange zest, fiery ginger and fennel. Buckwheat is reportedly high in antioxidants and plant compound rutin making this a mighty cuppa. The unique combination of the earthy sweet Greek Mountain tea, fruit pieces followed by the herbaceous fennel and ginger makes for a delectable drink hot or chilled.
Brewing the Perfect Cup
To extract the full flavour and benefits of Greek Mountain Tea, it’s important to brew it properly. Begin by steeping the tea in freshly boiled water for approximately 5-10 minutes, allowing the leaves and flowers to infuse fully. Adjust the steeping time according to your preferred strength. As you pour your first cup, inhale the enticing aroma, and let the flavours transport you to the sun-kissed slopes of Greece.
thrive in 3 with Greek Mountain Tea
Whilst your tea is steeping, and the aroma fills the air find a serene spot to lay down and do a mini meditation & full body check.
Focus your attention on the very top of your head, become aware of how your scalp, head and jaws feel. Then move your attention slowly down your body focus on your neck, shoulders then through the chest and down each limb. Whilst doing so pay close attention to the sensations in your body & joints, do any areas feel tense? When you reach the bottom of your body, start from the top again and move down.
As you focus on each part take deep but calm breaths and let the aroma of botanicals bring calm. This mini meditation can help you gain insights about sources of anxiety and tension and help you identify feelings you may not have processed. Emotions will always present themselves to us physically as well as mentally.