Our Mountain tea is rich in essential oils, vitamins, minerals, and other nourishing and health-giving compounds, as well as nourishment and support of the body, mind, and spirit. In today’s complex world, the simple pleasures of tea bring us closer to the nature and give us an opportunity to nurture ourselves.
In two separate studies regarding the health benefits from Sideritis Scardica Mountain tea, first published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine – Clinical Trials, sponsored by Northumbria University, and the second one by Brunswick Labs Report highlights are:
- Antioxidant activity equal to green tea. - Reduces anxiety and helps with sleep. - Potential anti-depressant effect. - Lowering of the blood pressure. - Potential anti-inflammatory. - Boosts the immune system. - Essential oil inhibits melanoma, colon cancer in the lab. - Extracts reduce cervical cancer cells grown in a lab. - Inhibits amyloid plaque (Alzheimer’s sign) in animals. - Boosts bone and density and strength.
Drinking Mountain tea helps with the common cold, it acts as an expectorant in bronchitis and asthma, soothes heartburn and peptic ulcers. Increases the energy even though it’s caffeine-free.
- HOW TO PREPARE AND SERVE?
Mountain tea has a very pleasant taste and flavor, which makes it acceptable to most palates. It has a lemony – herbal aroma with a pleasant taste, mild-sweet, earthy with floral notes crossed with peppermint. The brewing process is rather simple: boil water in a pot, place a small handful of the leaves, stems, and flowers for full aromatic benefits, let it boil at low temperature for 5 minutes. Turn heat off and let it steep for 5 minutes. Strain and enjoy.
Excellent with a spoonful of honey, it is also lovely with lemon or cinnamon. Since it’s naturally caffeine-free, it can be enjoyed any time of the day. Fresh, aromatic, and flavorful – can be enjoyed either hot or iced.