Sideritis Scardica – Olympus Mountain Tea


Flowering stems of the plant

From the first sip, close your eyes and travel with taste to Mount Olympus, during mid-summer season. In full blossom. Then when we select and collect, manually its flowering inflorescences. Feel nature with all your senses. Αuthentic fragrance from Althea.


Long-standing poosa, endemic to the Balkans, has a stem simple or branched, squared, a little woody at the base. It is native to rocky places and at an altitude of over 1,000 m

Beneficial Properties

One of the most popular products of Althea, the tea of Mount Olympus, is known for its many beneficial properties and its delicious flavor. This plant is highly preferred, especially in the winter months, due to its beneficial effect on colds and inflammations of the upper respiratory system, thanks to its anti-inflammatory, bacteriostatic and antioxidant action – properties enhanced by the addition of honey. It is also considered to be ectopathic, diaphoretic, tonic, anti-irritant and anti-anemic because it contains Fe (Floca et al 1981), while modern studies show that Sideritis Scardica has strong action against Alzheimer’s disease.


Delicious and aromatic, can be consumed hot or cold, with sugar, honey or plain. Warm: Add a little honey, a few drops of lemon and a few drops of fine brandy. Cold: Add ice cubes and a little juice of lemon or orange.