Herbs grow abundantly in the Greek countryside, perfuming the air with their aromas. Villagers, baskets in hand, wander from one cluster of herbs to the other, picking those that interest them. The people disperse to their homes and use each herb that they pick for their intended purpose. Some are used in cooking, while others are made into tea. In fact, teas serve a dual purpose. Most of them are drunk for pleasure, but they also have medicinal properties.
Traditionally we drink Greek tea mainly during the winter months to fight the common cold, gastrointestinal disorders and inflammations of the upper respiratory system. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and relaxing properties.