Hi, lovelies! For today’s SELF CARE post I want to share with you how I brew Greek Mountain tea. If you haven’t heard of Greek Mountain Tea before here’s the low down…
Greek Mountain tea, also know as ironwort (part of the flowering plant genus Sideritis), is a plant commonly used as a herbal tea in Mediterranean regions. It’s made by brewing the flowers, leaves and stems of the plant. There are many benefits to drinking Greek Mountain Tea, including, aiding in digestion, strengthening the immune system and helping with mild anxiety. It is also anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and an anti-oxidant. Besides all these wonderful benefits, it’s also delicious.
So here’s how you can brew your own cup. You’ll need:
- 2-3 stems (with leaves and flowers) of Greek Mountain Tea
- 1 cup of water
- A briki (I use a traditional briki to brew my tea but you can use a small pot instead)
Start by putting the stems of the plant into a briki. Pour 1 cup of water into the pot. Put the pot on the stove and bring the water to the boil. Once the water is boiling turn off the heat and allow the tea to steep for 5-10mins depending on how strong you would like your tea to be. After your tea has finished steeping, pour it into your favourite mug and enjoy with a slice of lemon and honey.
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