During the winter months there’s no better way to end your day than the sweet, floral fragrance of Greek Mountain Tea coming out of a smoking hot tea cup. Rich in antioxidants and traditionally used to boost the immune system, the infusion of this delicate herb has been part of our diet since ancient times, mentioned by Greek Mythology as the food of the Titans. Greek Mountain Tea prefers growing on rocky hillsides over 1.000mt of altitude and each mountain has its own varietal. Our selection comes from a family farm on Mount Parnon, which for years has been cultivating the local variety of the region.
How to use: Use all parts of the plant – stems leaves and flowers are equally fragrant and beneficial. You’ll need 1-2 springs per tea cup, dosage on taste. With your fingers or with a pair of scissors, cut springs in 3cm / 1.5 inch pieces. Simmer for approximately 5 minutes in boiled water, covered. Strain and serve alone or with honey.
We couldn’t help but to fall under the spell and captivating charm of Daphnis and Chloe’s products! A few year ago, the company’s founder, Evangelia Koutsovoulou, devoted herself to discovering the best spices, herbs and herbal teas that her native Greece has to offer. Her research lead to the unearthing of a variety of unique products, some of the best that the Mediterranean has to offer, and which grow in distinct terroirs on smaller islands, as well as in farming areas in Northern Greece. All Daphnis and Chloe products are harvested on small, artisanal farms or gathered on mountain sides where they grow wild.