Beverages & Teas
Authentic Greek Teas & Beverages
Take an energy-boosting break with great-tasting Greek teas
Enjoying a tasty cup of tea in Greece isn’t just a break from your daily routine - it’s a moment of respite and revitalisation when you can press pause and savour every second.
Greek soil isn’t just great for growing the world’s best olives, it also nurtures wonderful wild herbs with outstanding analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. When these are combined in hot or cold beverages with fresh berries and natural sweeteners like honey, your taste buds are taken to seventh heaven!
When you want an extra injection of energy to help you excel at work, carry out domestic duties or complete creative projects, our extensive range of Greek teas hits the spot every time.
Greek tea types and traditions
Today’s Greek tea drinking culture is rooted in ancient traditions but also infused with influences from elsewhere in Europe as well as the Middle East and North Africa.
Herbal teas have been consumed here since ancient times and praised for their health-enhancing qualities, while black and green teas are also popular and are often consumed as refreshing ice-cold summer drinks rather than in steaming hot autumnal cups. Here’s the lowdown on some of the legendary Greek teas in our range:
- Mountain tea is also known as Shepherd’s Tea and is made by infusing ironwort (sideritis) in boiling water. Praised by Hippocrates himself as a cure-all, it can reduce stress and anxiety, improve your immune system and fight off flu and colds.
- Sage is regarded as a holy herb in Greece and back in the mists of time, Greek women traditionally brewed it to welcome home their husbands home fighting in far flung military campaigns. Originally drunk for its medicinal qualities, it can be brewed from dried or fresh sage and modern varieties have a terrific taste to match their therapeutic qualities.
- St John’s Wort tea is harvested from Greek areas like the mountains of Epirus in the nation’s north west and it can calm the nerves, ease neurological conditions, regularise sleep patterns and even improve mood.
- Saffron herbal tea with honey and orange originates from the town of Krokos, which is the heartland of the Cooperative of Saffron producers of Kozani, a syndicate which unites 2000 members across 40 small villages. Harvested from crocus plants which blossom only once a year in October, saffron has first-rate antioxidant properties and is said to be more valuable than gold because it’s so painstakingly prepared.