Daphnis and Chloe - Mountain Tea Bouquet

Mountain Tea Bouquet

Wow. These handmade bouquets of Mountain Tea are among the most elaborate products made at Daphnis and Chloe. It takes their most skilled workers an entire hour to put together just 15 of them. Mountain Tea flourishes high on rocky slopes, with many Greek mountains being home to little known, local varietals. D+C's selection comes from a beautiful organic farm in Grevena. Their supplier was among the first to cultivate the green and purple-hued variety of the area, which has a significantly higher concentration in flavonoids, antioxidants, and phenolic content than its commercially available rivals. Answering the Latin name Sideritis, this herb has traditionally served as a folk remedy for inflammation, gastrointestinal disorders, and the common cold. Recent research shows that its extracts can enhance memory and learning. The soothing, mellow sprigs of this extraordinary herb make a delicate herbal infusion, ideal for any time of the day. Use all parts of the plant – 2-3 springs (1g) per cup, infuse for 5 mins at 95C, covered. Strain and serve warm or at room temperature. 36g

Under the Acropolis Hill of Athens, in the neighborhood of Neos Kosmos, Daphnis and Chloe specialise in rare & forgotten terroir herbs of Greece, processing them lovingly by hand. These Mediterranean heirloom herbs rarely leave their places of origin.