Mountain Tea History

The "mountain tea" comes from the plant Sideritis spp or else Dioskourides Siderite (10th century ΑD) which is said to originate from the Greek word sidiros = "iron" thanks to the healing properties of the plant against wounds caused by iron weapons.
In Crete it is known as "malotira", named by the prevailing version of the Italian words «male» (illness) and "tirare" (drag), because during the Venetian occupancy in Crete it was considered to be a panacea for colds and respiratory diseases.

In Greece there are more than 14 species of Sideritis , the only country where the tea is grown in accordance with organic farming standards. No technical process is needed.
It is a plant that offers a great deal of nutrition.