Mountain tea is found at Mt. Taygetos at altitudes from 1300 to 2000 m. Its dense stems are coated by a fine, white woolly layer of microscopic intertwined hairs. Mt. Taygetosis one of the most diverse and extensive ecosystems in Europe with a large number of indigenous plants. Mountain tea is also known as malotiras (male means ailment/illness while tirare means to pull), sideritis (ironwort) and kalokimithia (meaning good sleep) due to its therapeutic properties.
Mountain tea of Taygetos does not contain caffeine and is rich in flavonoids, which help maintain a healthy heart and brain. It also supports and soothes the digestive and respiratory systems.