I have a new tea to share with you this morning – just in time for our coldest, dreariest days of winter. It’s called Greek Mountain Tea and it’s made by the company Klio.
Instead of individual tea bags, Klio’s Greek Mountain Tea comes in a big bag and looks like something you might gather from the side of a hiking path.
And rather than simply steeping in hot water, you actually boil Greek Mountain Tea to extract the perfect amount of flavor and antioxidants.
I hadn’t heard of Greek Mountain tea before, but since it’s naturally caffeine free, I knew it would be something I could guzzle all day to keep me warm. Greek herbal teas are a notable part of the Mediterranean diet, with consumption dating back to ancient Greece. The growing environment found in the mountains and hillsides of Greece result in concentrated, flavorful and potent herbs that are hand farmed and hand packed.They are rich in antioxidants, polyphenols and phyto-nutrients, so there is more benefit than just the taste. (Klio’s teas are actually third party lab tested for antioxidant content.)
This video is a short and sweet how-to on the brewing process. You start with a handful of herbs for every 1.5 cups of water.
Let it boil for 3-5 minutes.
Turn off the heat and steep for another 5 minutes.
I found it easiest to strain the tea right into my French press so I could store it in my fridge.
Of course you can make it a cup at a time too, but doing a bigger batch makes the process more efficient.
I loved it with a drizzle of honey!
Mazen enjoyed his (after an ice cube cooled it down) in a big boy cup. We did “cheers” and sipped together! I drank the leftovers iced with meals.
This giveaway is a little different than usual. Klio is offering a 15% coupon for all orders using the code KERF (remember there is free shipping too!) Anyone who leaves a blog comment with your favorite type of tea will be entered to win a Breville One-Touch Tea Maker (worth $250!). It’s the ideal brewing machine for loose leaf tea.
In the meantime, Klio offers free shipping on all orders – thumbs up! And visit them on Facebook here!
And the winner is….lucky #36
This post was sponsored by Klio Greek Mountain Tea