This wild mountain tea, known as Sideritis is very popular in Greece.The most common English name other than Mountain Tea is "Shepherd's Tea," because Greek shepherds would use the plants to make a brewed tea while tending their flocks high in the hills.
This tea has a sweet, floral and earthy taste with a strong aroma to lighten your mood, especially on chilly day.
It is commonly prepared by boiling the stems, leaves and flowers in a pot of water.
Gather 1-2 stems of the tea leaves and break them into thirds. Fill your pot with the 1 cup of water. Place your tea leaves in the water and let boil. Once boiling, remove pot from heat and allow tea to steep for about 5 mins. Pour tea into cup while carefully using a strainer to catch the tea leaves. Serve with honey and lemon.
Rather than boiling, Put stems into a tea pot with a cup and and fill with boiling water. Let the tea steep for five minutes.