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Dittany crete herbal tea

Code LM073

Dittany is a unique aromatic plant, which is a local endemic to the island of Crete in southern Greece. The leaves and flowers of this cushion-forming, beautiful shrub have been traditionally used for the preparation of herbal teas. In the wild, it grows exclusively as a rock-dweller over 500mt of altitude, and it was traditionally believed that one has to be truly in love in order to climb and gather its tender shoots – a legend that reflects the plant’s romantic vernacular name Erontas, from the ancient Greek God of love.


Historically, it was widely used in medieval monasteries, in liquors such as Benedictine. The plant’s aromatic infusion is praised for its appetite-triggering, antioxidant and digestive properties. It has a strong, sharp and slightly bitter flavor, with a savory nuance that reminds of thyme.

As an Infusion – You’ll need a teaspoon (less than 1g) per teacup, dosage on taste. Simmer for 5’ at 95C, covered. Strain and serve.

As a cooking ingredient – Great for boiling green beans or marinating meat. The infusion of dittany can successfully substitute plain water in many recipes. Whole leaves and flowers, 24g/0.85oz

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