Rhoeco – Organic Tea – Drink it – Plant it – Mountain
Sideritis is widely known as ‘Greek mountain tea’ and it is an indigenous species of Greek flora, growing at over 1000 meters’ elevation. The three different mountain tea varieties that we chose for our blend, grow in different geographical parts of Greece, and differ both in their morphology and their content in essential oils defining their unique taste, flavour, and other quality characteristics.
This special blend through its distinctive character manages to capture the essence of Greek tradition and the unique odours along Greek countryside.
Mountainous ecosystems are found in high altitudes far from man-made intervention, surrounded by natural areas with rich biodiversity. Mountain herbal tea blend will transfer you to a plateau where human mind is stimulated and toxins of modern life are filtered, imitating self-preservation behaviour occurring in natural ecosystems.
Inspired by the ecosystem complexity, we created five conceptual Greek organic herbal tea blends. Very carefully and with great attention to detail, we pick whole herbal leaves, flowers and fruits and we pack them by hand in the biodegradable package. They are naturally caffeine free, without flavours, sweeteners or any other forms of additives.
When the contents are finished, do not throw the package. Reuse it! On the underside of the lid, you will find the seed stick glued with organic herb seeds. Add soil to the biodegradable container, embed the seed stick and grow your own aromatic plants. Plant the container in a bigger planter or directly in your garden and play your part in the environmental protection by reducing waste.
1. Find the seed stick on the underside of the lid. It is glued with organic herb seeds of some of the varieties that we use in our blends.
2. Fill the container with soil and embed the seed stick to a depth of 90 mm.
3. Water the pot daily.
4. When seedlings reach a height of 3-4cm, plant the container in a bigger planter or directly in your garden or a larger planter.
Rhoeco is a word formation inspired by the Greek word ‘ροή’ [rhoē] -meaning flow-, ecology [eco] and cooperation [co]. Rhoeco is the result of our effort to produce in the present by respecting the past while thinking about the future. We are a team of young professionals, ecology enthusiasts and herb lovers, who research, experiment, analyse and finally find decent and experienced producers to become our suppliers.
We claim our origins by promoting our natural heritage. The special geographical position of our country with its Mediterranean climate encourages the growth of an abundance, unique herbal plant species.
Our aim is high quality rather than high quantity. We pick our herbs after meeting the farmers in person. We examine very carefully plenty of samples so as to select the ones that meet our quality standards and give the desirable result to each of our blends.
We believe in harmonised cooperation, equity, respect and justice among people. We develop our relationships ensuring fairness at all levels and for everyone involved. We cooperate between us aiming to design a product that will satisfy both you and us.
We cooperate with the farmers supporting smallholder family farms. We cooperate with Nature choosing exclusively organically grown herbs.
We believe that society’s welfare is highly linked to ecosystem’s health. We respect Nature, thus we produce with the minimum environmental footprint. We rely on natural cycles and we imitate them at all stages of production. Choosing organic, we choose a much less polluting agricultural system with very low environmental cost.
The package reuse, a concept inspired from the recycle of matter in its natural environment, the decomposing and finally the incorporation of the package into the soil result in no waste.
Aiming to a more relaxed and substantial way of life, we wish that pleasure is part of our products from its purchase to the end of its life cycle:
- touch our paper craft ecological package.
- see the colour combinations of our herbal blends.
- smell the odours while you hear the herbal tea filling your cup.
- taste the rich flavours of our herbal tea blends
Spend some time to grow your own herbs.
Turn the second use of our package into a pleasant, educational break for you and your beloved ones.
We do no more than packing a few portions of premium herbal tea for you, in a friendly, conscious and honest spirit.