ts scientific name is Sideritisspp. Mountain tea, belongs to the Lamiaceae family and the genus of Sideritis, which includes almost 150 kinds that grow mainly in the Mediteranean countries (Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Turkey). It is known in our country since the ancient years and both Theofrastos (372-287 BC) and Dioskourides (10thcentury AD) refer to it. Around seventeen varieties grow nowadays in Greece. Its scientific name is Sideritisspp or Dioskouride’s sideritis.