Sideritis - diversity of species, flavours and ethereal oils


Sideritis congesta (golden mountain tea) tastes of sage-thyme, Contains among other oils , beta-pinen, alpha-pinen, beta-Caryophyllen, beta-Caryophyllenoxid, Spathulenol, Carvacrol.

Preparation: Take per cup a plant. (larger pieces of plant halve) an adding you cooking water in addition, then to 2-3 minutes to pull leave.


Sideritis condensata (aromatic mountain tea) contains among other oils beta-Caryophyllen, Germacren D, beta-pinen, Caryophyllenoxid, Spathulenol.

Preparation: Take per cup 1-2 plants. If you add cooking water, then 2-3 minutes to pull leave. Also as ice tea.


Sideritis argyrea (light mountain tea) tastes of fennel lemon, contains among other oils beta-pinen , Epicubebol, alpha-pinen, Limonen , Carvacrol.

Preparation: Take per cup 1-2 plants. If necessary cut up the plants into 2-3 pieces. If you add cooking water, then 2-3 minutes to pull leave. Marvelously also as ice tea!


Sideritis arguta (mild mountain tea) chamomile sweet wood taste contains among other oils beta-Caryophyllen, Germacren D, alpha-Pinen, beta-Pinen, Limonen, Spathulenol.

Preparation: Take per cup 1-2 plants. If necessary cut up the plants into 2-3 pieces. If you add cooking water, then 2-3 minutes to pull leave. To use also as ice tea!.


Sideritis vuralii (white mountain tea) contains among other oils beta-Pinen, alpha-Pinen, 1,8 cineol (Eukalyptus oil), Carvacrol.

Preparation: Take per cup two plants. If necessary cut up the plants into 2-3 pieces. If you add cooking water, then 2-3 minutes to pull leave. Also as ice tea!


Sideritis erythranta var. cedretorum (brown mountain tea) Myrcen , alpha-Pinen, beta-Caryophyllen , alpha- Bisabolol, beta-Pinen.

Preparation: Take per cup two plants. If necessary cut up the plants into 2-3 pieces. If you add cooking water, then 2-3 minutes to pull leave. Also as ice tea!

Sideritis stricta (green mountain tea) 9/2003 available


P.S. You can do the plant and/or the plant parts also into a tea filter.



Sideritis congesta
Sideritis argyrea
 

Sideritis arguta
Sideritis vuralii
 

Sideritis erythranta var. cedretorum
 

Mountain Teas
Herb Teas



On the following pages you can find landscape photographs from the Taurus Mountain (taken: eastern of Antalya). In the pictures you can recognize different mountain tea places.
The mountain tea is picked in free nature in southern Turkey on the high country of Antalya. There are the high mountain-slopes of the Taurus mountains, faraway from roads and motor traffic, no industrial …. >>>>
The name reveals something: Tea for drinking and the plant grows on the mountains.

The name "mountain tea" causes immediately associations with the few connoisseurs: "Greek mountain tea".
A Austrian food book (Codex alimentarius Austriacus) describes it in such a way in the section "tea-similar products": "Greek mountain tea consists of the dried, aboveground parts of Sideritis scardica...>>>>

All kekik, all oregano ?
Kekik, this Turkish word is used in Turkish language for so many different plants, that a dictionary is nont able to give only approximately a complete list of these plants again
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