Mountain Tea - Planinski caj - Shepherd's Tea

Mountain Tea is made using the dried leaves and flowers of Sideritis plants (ironwort). The plant is found only on rocky slopes at elevations over 3,200 feet (1000 meters).

Often referred to as "shepherd's tea" as well,

 

it beautifully evokes the rough, craggy and arid terrain of the Southern Mediterranean and the Balkans where shepherds lead their sheep and goats to graze on low vegetation that includes many fragrant plants, such as labdanum (rockrose), chamomile, clover leaves and immortelle (helichrysum)...a vista of pure, simple, humble pleasures...for everyone!

Mountain Tea is used most often in winter when levels of physical activity decrease and colds, aches, and pains increase. It is said to have a positive effect on almost anything that ails but, most notably, it is used for colds, respiratory problems, digestion, the immune system, mild anxiety, and as an anti-oxidant. It is also used as an anti-inflammatory and to reduce fever.

Mountain Tea is available at EURO - BALKAN GROCERY (TIMA'S HOUSE)

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