Unique in its geography, Greece offers an amazing variety of spices, and other things. We carefully select and import the finest teas, coffee, spices and more. We continually source new products to bring you a genuine taste of Greece.
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Greek mountain tea, also known as shepherd’s tea, is made from the leaves of plants from the Sideritis species. An herbal tea, Greek mountain tea has been drunk for its health benefits for many years. Also sometimes called ironwart, the tea is still made from freshly harvested herbs in the Mediterranean. It is available as dried loose tea or in tea bags in health food stores and some grocery stores. It may help with digestive health and contains natural antioxidants.
Scientists have long marveled at the extremely high rates of longevity among the elderly residents of Ikaria, an island in Greece. Ikaria, which the New York Times called "The Island Where People Forget to Die," boasts one of the highest longevity rates in the world. Only 0.1 percent of Europeans live past the age of 90, while ten times as many Ikarians live past that age. Not only do an extraordinary number of Ikarians live to see a second century; they also tend to remain vigorously active in old age.
The temperate climate of Greece supports rich flora from which honeybees gather nectar. Certain varieties of flora are found only in Greece. Hence, certain varieties of Greek honey such as the Thyme honey are not found anywhere in the world. Nectar is derived from coniferous trees, flowers as well as the aromatic plants. If any one of the floral variety dominates then the honey will have that specific flavor. Honey made from the nectar derived from flowers of oregano, rosemary and thyme plants has a unique flavor.The exceptional taste of Greek honey makes it the preferred honey across the world. In fact, Greece is one of the top nations making large amount of this natural product. Most of the Greek honey comes is the honey dew variety that is collected from Fir and pine trees. Here is an overview of varieties and benefits of Greek honey.