Greek Mountain Tea or "Sideritis" is one of the most aromatic and beneficial indigenous herbs of the Mediterranean. Here at Tuvunu we decided to make it available for the very first time as a healthy, all natural ready to drink beverage that can be enjoyed throughout the year, cold or hot, anywhere in the world.
So we combined the wisdom of Hippocrates with one of our grandmothers' favorite recipes that was typically boiled and enjoyed hot in the winter, to create a new healthy beverage that can be enjoyed during the summer: Iced Greek Mountain Tea with fresh squeezed lemons, wildflower honey and brown sugar that's ready to drink anytime, anywhere. That's Tuvunu!
And although the process appears quite simple, over three years of extensive research and in-house taste testing revealed a number of secrets that allow Tuvunu to highlight Greek Mountain Tea's natural flavor and distinctive aroma. The dried flowers are brought to a slow boil in the ice cold water that comes to us from the natural springs Rhodope mountains in Thrace. During this process, Tuvunu's unique aroma emerges almost immediately, due to the activation of the plant's natural oils at the start of the heating process; shortly thereafter, when the tea reaches a boil, the beneficial flavonoids are released from the plant's tissue, which gives our all-natural beverage its characteristic color. No additives are used, except for Greek wildflower honey and lemon juice that we squeeze fresh on our premises, with lemons sourced exclusively from the citrus groves of southern Greece.