Greek mountain tea Sid. scardica 120 gr./4,23 oz.
Economic quantity, delivered in three packages 1,4 oz.
This is our new exquisite Scardica tea which we sell since August 2017. Having tested myriads of Greek mountain teas over the past years we affirm with conviction: this one is the most tasty and delicious! While brewing the tea, a fine, round and honey-like smell is charming the nose and it’s like you are feeling the essential oils on the tongue. Because of the precise moment of cutting the plants the essential oils are focused in the blossoms at their biggest dose and develop the unique aroma. This is a very extraordinary tea for connoisseurs! Its exclusive quality is provided to this mountain tea not only because it is not cut together with the rest of the harvest but also because our producer cultivates his scardica on the green slope of Mount Olympus turned toward the sea. The vigorous airs blowing from the sea give the plants this special character and we take the liberty to adopt exceptionally the hackneyed expression: "The tea of the gods"!
Like all of our teas it comes from organic farming, since the wild Greek mountain tea is in danger of extinction. The Scardica is on the red list of endangered species (IUCN red list) and you will do a favor to Greek nature if you don’t buy wild mountain tea. As reported by a Greek postgraduate study, the farmed mountain tea includes "more and better" essential oils than the wild mountain tea.
It’s the essential oils in the flowers of Scardica tea which exert a healing impact on the brain, body and soul. Our teas contain very few stems and the customers get as many flowers as possible. The (real!) Scardica is one of the few mountain teas which contain iridoids, still little known plant elements, which exert an awesome effect on the health, see following link: The benefits of iridoids.
The beneficial effect of Greek mountain tea in case of cough and cold is appreciated since ancient times. In recent years, e.g. by the University of Rostock, astonishing influences on mental and psychological health have been shown in experiments with laboratory mice: it was discovered that the administration of this tea can diminish by 80 percent the toxic protein deposits in the brain which over the years accumulate and which trigger dementia and Alzheimer's disease. In short, Greek mountain tea cleans up the brain thanks to its effect on the central nervous system. Watch also the interesting video. The video is in German and demonstrates how mice suffering from Alzheimer’s disease regain their orientation in a water pool after the administration of Sideritis scardica.
Besides of many other positive effects this tea presents many natural antioxidants and flavonoids that make free radicals harmless, with the result that the aging process is slowed down. Concerning the species Sideritis scardica a corrective action was noticed in cardiac arrhythmia and its soothing effect on "ADHD children" (preferably presented as iced tea).
A tip for women around and after the menopause: drink in the morning a sage tea (by Sparta Natura ....) which supplies the body with natural estrogen and in the evening, a Scardica tea: an unbeatable combination that makes sense!
Many vendors offer for sale another of the 150 existing sideritis species as "Sideritis scardica", although the picture shows a different species. For instance it grows no Sideritis scardica on the Taygetos mountain range but only Sideritis clandestina which is banned for collection.
The taste of Sideritis scardica is mild, classy and supple on the palate and differs considerably from all other mountain teas.
Carefully packed and low air sealed. Detailed information about preparation, essential oils, threat of extinction etc. see chapter "About Greek mountain tea" on this website.