Organic Titan Mountain Tea

Highest Grade 98 P.

Original mountain tea (Sideritis scardica) from organic cultivation at 1,200m above sea level on the eastern slopes of Mt. Othrys (Titan Mountain), Greece. High anthocyanin content (reddish colour), freely growing on mountain meadows, hand-harvested, air-dried. Rare. 50g
Character Pleasant aromas of Greek wild herbs and liquorice, a touch of honey, activating, robust, alkaline
Origin Family-owned farm with over 50 years of experience specialising in herb and mountain herb cultivation in a secluded area
Terroir Wild mountain meadows, Mt. Othrys, Greece
Harvest Hand-harvested during peak bloom in July/August for the highest concentration of polyphenols
Cultivar Sideritis scardica (Type 2, higher anthocyanin content, reddish colouring)
Drying Exclusively air-dried in the shade
Elevation 1,200m above sea level
Organic Cert. EU certified organic since 2004
Grade 98/100 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 is produced by a regional family-run farm which has specialised in herbal- and mountain tea cultivation for over 50 years, throughout multiple generations. 



The terroir on the mythological Titan Mountain of Greece produces exceptional mountain teas. The optimal location of the secluded mountain meadows on Mt. Othrys and the vast experience of the tea farmers yield a mountain tea with a robust character. The tea is very activating and alkaline, with an aroma bouquet reminiscent of Greek wild herbs, liquorice, and a touch of honey. The slightly reddish colour of the flowers reveals the high content of anthocyanins (of Sideritis scardica type 2). These plant compounds contribute to the tea's robust flavour.


Thick stems and whole yellow flowers with reddish tips


Yellow, golden honey

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 tea is produced by a regional, multi-generational family business that has specialised in herbs and mountain tea for over 50 years.

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. Othrys grows at 1,200m 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 July/August 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. Othrys. 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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