This loose leaf tea goes by many names; Iron wort, Shephard's tea, or Tsai tou Vounou(Greek for "tea of the mountain"). It is the Sideritis plant which is cultivated in Greece and surrounding countries, while we harvest ours from the slopes of Mt. Parnon in the East Peloponnese. Most areas have their own local name for this tea, but they all seek it out for its unique flavor and its medicinal properties. Traditionally, although not clinically proven, this tea is widely served to boost your immune system or to help ease ailments such as aches, pains, indigestion, or common cold. Chances are, if you tell an elderly Greek woman you are sick, they will tell you to drink a cup of this tea.