Part of my Christmas present from Marika!
Not only is this one of the teas from her family store, I know that this is one of the last teas that she did the R&D for before coming to work at DT. She told me the story behind it a while ago, and I’m going to poorly paraphrase here – but basically they actually went to Greece and spoke to as many people in the area to find the most authentic/traditional recipe for a Greek herbal tea blend, and to source the different herbs used in the mix! Eventually they came across someone who gave them this recipe and, after MUCH insistence that they pay for it the recipe & name the tea after the man or his family the guy basically wouldn’t let them do it.
This taste amazing – it’s on the savory side, for sure, because a lot of the ingredients in the mix just have those savory notes – piney rosemary, peppery thyme, crisp mint, and a bit of soft lavender with just a whole lot of sage. It’s just so herbaceous and cozy/comforting, and IMO just one of many examples of how incredible Marika’s family’s spice shop is. The quality is just unmatched, but the care and attention to detail to make everything as authentic and sourced at origin… just… WOW.