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Traditional Greek Mountain Tea



SERVES 3-4

I use Greek mountain tea, which is a very aromatic and relaxing herb that some specialists say helps fight Alzheimer's and other diseases. In fact, this tea is a staple in the diet of the centenarians on the island of Icaria, who drink it religiously after dinner to help with digestion.


INGREDIENTS

3-4 teaspoons Sideritis tea, also known as Mountain Tea, Shepherd's Tea, or Ironwort

3 whole green cardamoms

1 whole star anise

1 cinnamon stick

2-3 slices fresh ginger

4 cups water

2-3 tablespoons wild honey


METHOD

1) In a pot, add all of the ingredients except for the honey and bring to a boil for 5-7 minutes.

2) Remove from heat, let cool for an additional 5-7 minutes.

3) Strain the tea, sweeten to taste with honey, and serve.