Olympus Mountain Tea

Highest Grade 99 P.

Original mountain tea (Sideritis scardica) from organic cultivation at 1,100m above sea level on the western slopes of Mt. Olympus, Greece. Freely growing on mountain meadows, hand-harvested, air-dried. Rare. 50g
Character Aromatic, lemon spice, notes of Greek conifer and pine, soft and rounded, robust and deep flavour, alkaline
Origin Traditional family-owned business at Mt. Olympus, in the heart of Greece's most famous terroir for mountain teas and herbs.
Terroir Wild mountain meadows, Mt. Olympus, Greece
Harvest Hand-harvested during peak bloom in July/August for the highest concentration of polyphenols
Cultivar Sideritis scardica
Drying Exclusively air-dried in the shade
Elevation 1,100m above sea level
Organic Cert. EU certified organic
Grade 99/100 p. (mountain tea category); Highest Grade

Delivery : 1–3 business days

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€15.80 / 100g
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Tea Farm

The tea originates from the wild mountain meadows of Mount Olymp, the most famous terroir for herbal- and mountain teas in Greece. It is produced by a regional, family-run organic enterprise that has specialised in the cultivation of Greek mountain teas for multiple generations. 



This mountain tea comes from Mount Olympus, famous as the home of the gods of Greek mythology, and is perhaps the best mountain tea in Greece. It is wild-grown directly on mountain slope meadows, using knowledge that has been passed down through generations of farmers. The tea has a highly aromatic, lemony aroma that is reminiscent of Greek conifer and pine. The flavour is soft and rounded with an alkaline character. The tea is deep and robust.


Thick stems with lush yellow flowers


Bright honey yellow

Mountain Teas (Sideritis)

The mountain tea Sideritis scardica is endemic to the mountains of the Balkan peninsula (Bulgaria, Greece, Albania). Shepherds have consumed this tea for centuries while travelling with their herds. Depending on the terroir, mountain, and elevation, the mountain tea plant can develop a different array of compounds which affect aroma and flavour. The best mountain teas are grown wild at over 1,200m elevation. Premium mountain teas are made from the upper stems of the plants with thick flowers that are hand-harvested and air-dried.

Cultivation & Processing

The mountain tea Sideritis scardica is endemic to the mountains of the Balkan peninsula (especially Bulgaria, Greece, and Albania. Depending on which mountain the tea grows, the tea will have a different aroma and profile of plant compounds. This tea is commonly associated with Greece and Greek culture, which is why it is often called "Greek mountain tea". Shepherds have consumed this tea for centuries while travelling with their herds. The herb is also used as a healthy spice in Greek cooking.

The most famous terroirs for this tea in Greece are the mythological Mt. Olympus and Mt. Othrys, also known as Titan Mountain. Mount Othrys was the site of the battle between the Greek gods and the titans and Mount Olympus was the home of the gods.

The mountain tea on Mt. Olympus grows at 1,100m elevation, under ideal conditions. Exclusively the seeds of wild, native mountain tea are planted on the mountain meadows. After planting, they are left in the nature to grow freely.

The tea is hand-harvested during the peak bloom period in June when the plant is richest in polyphenols. Only the upper stems and whole flowers are carefully selected and harvested. The pickings are then hung up to gently dry in the shade and are then packaged for Sunday. The process is as simple and natural as possible.

Single Origin

This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned mountain fields on Mt. Olympus. Sourced directly from the farmer.

Organic Certification


Brewing Guide

For a pleasant, aromatic tea

2-3 stems of tea, broken down, per 300-400ml boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes. Honey or fresh lemon juice complement the herbal flavour.

For a stronger, more bitter tea

2-3 stems of tea, broken down, simmered in 500ml water for 3 minutes. Allow to steep another 5-10 minutes.

Cold brew

2-3 stems of tea, broken down, placed in a pitcher with cold water. Allow to steep in the refrigerator over night.


Packed by the farmer in food-safe, BPA-free packaging.

Recommended Teapot

The ideal teapot is a large glass or porcelain teapot with a strainer.

Recommended Storage

Ideally store in an airtight, double-coated metal tin.

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