“OLYMPION HEMAR” TASTE OF THE DIVINE
The Mountain of Gods
As the snowy mountain tops merge Heaven and Earth, a restless landscape can be seen where clouds, lightning and thunder battle for domination. It was from the glorious Mount Olympus that the gods would announce the arrival of the new day, “Olympion Hemar”. The light from which life is transmitted to the mountain’s diverse flora – in particular to its aromatic tea.
With more than 1700 recorded species of plants (representing 25% of Greek flora), Mt. Olympus is considered to be one of the most diverse eco-systems in the world. Moreover, the temperate climate, the relatively low precipitation and the long hours of sunshine during the whole year, create an ideal natural environment for aromatic herb farming.
Mountain tea gathering has been one of the main occupations of the people living in the foothills of Mt. Olympus. In “Olympion Hemar” we keep our intervention at a minimum level across the whole production process. We combine traditional methods with innovative techniques in order to offer products with premium organoleptic characteristics. We implement sustainable organic farming to reach the peak of quality.
“ZEUS” OLYMPUS MOUNTAIN TEA – “OLYMPION HEMAR”
Named after the father of gods and men, ruler of the world, holder of lightning and thunder; “Zeus” flavour is made from selected plants of Sideritis Scardica variety, the original “Olympus Mountain Tea”.
The “Zeus” variety is mellow with the taste of spring. It is fragrant with a unique and gentle aroma, sensationally refreshing giving you that warm feeling inside.
Notwithstanding it’s revitalising taste, Olympus Mountain Tea also has numerous health benefits. “Sideritis” denotes “he who is made of or has iron”. It is caffeine free, induces antioxidant as potent as Green Tea, has cellular defences, it is anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, gastro protective, helps lower blood pressure.
Plus recent research has shown that Greek Mountain Tea, if taken on regular basis, helps to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s.
Hot to brew
There are a couple of ways to brew this tea.
- Place one and a half cup of water in a saucepan, add to that a couple stems of Greek Mountain Tea with their leaves and flowers.
- Let it boil for 7 to 10 minutes, depending on how strong you like it.
- Once the tea has steeped, gently pour it through a strainer into your cup and enjoy!
- Place a couple of stems with their leaves and flowers in a teapot, add to that a cup and a half of boiling water.
- Let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how strong you like it.
- Once it is done steeping, strain into a cup and enjoy!
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