"Karteraki" Traditional Cretan Herbal Mix
'Karteraki' is a traditional herbal tea that is typical and famous among Cretan people. This warming beverage is well-known for its relaxing and immune-boosting properties, as well as its ability to help with digestive issues.
Mountain Tea / Malotiras (Sideritis Syriaca), Cretan Dittany (Origanum Dictamnus), Pennyroyal Mint (Mentha Pulegium), Sage (Salvia Triloba/Fruticosa), Anise (Pimpinella Anisum), Marjoram (Origanum Majorana)
◉ 1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
◉ When herbs are used for an extended period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example:
- If you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause.
- If it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause.
That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.
◉ Herbs and botanicals should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry area- to preserve their flavor and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner.
Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions
- Heat the water to the point where it begins to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
- Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.
Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!