New in the Market: Tuvunu Greek Mountain Tea

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on January 17, 2017 · 0 comments

tuvunu_can-300Greek mountain tea is a naturally caffeine-free, herbal infusion made from the dried flowers, leaves and stems of the Sideritis plant, which flourishes throughout high elevations in the mountains of Greece. Greeks refer to Greek mountain tea as the Tea of Gods and it dates back to ancient civilization, when Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, hailed its benefits for the immune and respiratory systems.

The common name for Sideritis plants in the US is ironwort. Greek Mountain Tea is also known as Shepherds Tea or Olympus Tea. It is a popular drink throughout Eastern and Central Europe with a mild taste that is often enhanced with cinnamon and honey. Ancient Greeks thought it was capable of healing wounds and helping the body deal with coughs and colds.

Tuvunu has brought Greek mountain tea to the US in two forms.

Greek Mountain Tea with Honey and Lemon has 45 calories per serving (8.45 ounces), 10 grams of sugar, 5 milligrams of sodium and 125% (75 milligrams) of your daily need for vitamin C.

Free Greek Mountain Tea with Lemon has no calories, sugar or vitamin C per serving (8.45 ounces). It has 5 milligrams of sodium.

Both are available in 16.9-ounces cans or bottles. Tuvunu Greek Mountain Tea is caffeine free and certified kosher (Kosher Saloniki). It is sourced from Greece.

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