SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to breathtaking beaches, picturesque mountains and a cuisine credited as one of the most nutritious on earth, in Greece you will find another wonder that locals and aficionados around the world revere for its taste and health benefits: Greek Mountain Tea, a naturally caffeine free herbal infusion. And now, it's coming to America. Klio, a line of traditional organic herbal teas from Greece, is launching with its first offering of Greek Mountain Tea, sourced from Mount Othrys.
"Growing up as a Greek immigrant I often heard about Greek Mountain Tea, so when I finally tried it and learned about its amazing properties, I knew I wanted to introduce it to a whole new audience outside of Greece. We are excited to share Klio Greek Mountain Tea, a single varietal, whole leaf, organic herbal tea, pure and unprocessed," said Steve Raftopoulos, founder and CEO of Klio. "Our supply chain in Greece is managed by my cousin and partner Angelos Simsirikis, who sources the highest quality organic herbs. So from mountainside to your tea cup we can ensure the freshest, most flavorful tea experience possible."
Greek Mountain tea is made from the dried leaves, flowers, and stems of the native Sideritis plant which grows throughout the mountainous regions of Greece. The Sideritis plant is rich in antioxidants, polyphenols, essential oils and phyto-nutrients. Generations of Greeks have long sipped Greek Mountain Tea as a remedy for many ailments. Recent studies have found it to have numerous health properties including antimicrobial, memory, digestive and anti-inflammatory benefits. Klio Greek Mountain Tea is third-party tested for antioxidants by Brunswick Labs: one ten ounce serving of Klio Organic Greek Mountain Tea has an ORAC 5.0 antioxidant score of approximately 7,000 and 120 mg of polyphenols (read more about this here).
Klio organic Greek Mountain Tea is whole loose-leaf herbal tea, hand-picked, hand-packed, pure and unprocessed without any added flavorings or ingredients. It is naturally caffeine free and is EU and USDA Certified Organic. It comes loose leaf in packages of approximately 25 servings for $11.00, with free shipping on all orders. Klio Greek Mountain Tea is available in the United States and soon in Canada online at www.kliotea.com. Additional Greek herbal teas including Sage Tea, Luiza Tea, Chamomile and Sea Buckhorn Tea, will be available in early 2015 and others will be offered in the future.
Klio was created to bring the distinctive, healthy and delicious teas and herbs of Greece to people everywhere. Based in beautiful Santa Barbara, California, which shares a similar mild, sunny climate with Greece. Klio's herbs arrive by ship at the Port of Los Angeles (the sister city of Athens) directly from Greece, and are shipped throughout the United States and soon in Canada.
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