Using roasted spring oats and wild mountain mint, we have created a modern and gluten free take on an ancient Greek tisane, Kykeon, which has not been sold for over two thousand years. In ancient Greece, Kykeon was commonly drunk to break fasts and was noted for its digestive properties. Nutty, refreshing and delicately minty, we have carefully sourced and blended our ingredients to ensure each sip has the best flavour and health benefits, encapsulating ancient Greek history and tradition. Learn more about Kykeon here.
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A modern take on an ancient Greek tisane, Kykeon has not been sold for over two thousand of years. In ancient Greece, Kykeon was commonly drunk to break fasts and was noted for its digestive properties. We have carefully sourced and blended our ingredients to ensure each sip has the best flavour and health benefits, encapsulating ancient Greek history and tradition. Learn more about Kykeon here.
Our wild mountain mint is hand harvested from its native habitat in the Lori region of Armenia, by the residents of the village of Odzun, supervised by an ethnobotanist, taking into account the time of day and time of year to keep the aroma and active ingredients at their best. The grassy green leaves are dried in the shade under the ceramic roof of a natural drier to preserve the quality, essential oils and taste. The leaves are then milled slightly by hand to allow greater extraction of essential oils with every infusion.
Naturally grown without the use of any pesticides or chemicals, our roasted spring oats are harvested from 1,200 – 2,300m above sea level (depending on the year) from the Zangezur Mountains of Armenia. Only the outer husks have been removed (and the oats have not been rolled), which means higher nutritional content within each grain. Our spring oats are lightly roasted to bring out the earthy, nutty and sweet flavours.
Once in the UK, the ingredients are blended in accordance to our award winning secret recipe.
Kykeon may be drunk hot or ice cold, and may be enjoyed before a meal to aid digestion or during or after exercise for increased hydration.
Choose from the following options*:
- Nazani Tea Caddy (90g) makes approx. 18 cups –
- Nazani Tea Caddy (180g) makes approx. 36 cups – £17.95 (2018)
- Caddy Refill Pouch (180g) makes approx. 36 cups – £14.95 (2019)
Catering pouches are also available**:
- Small Catering Pouch (250g) makes approx. 50 servings – POA
- Medium Catering Pouch (500g) makes approx. 100 servings – POA
- Large Catering Pouch (1kg) makes approx. 200 servings – POA
*Estimations are based on drinking the traditional Armenian way, where one portion will give you at least one cup – just refill with 100°C water and steep for two minutes longer than the original brew time.
**Based on servings.
Please note the pouches are not airtight, and therefore once opened, your tisane should be transferred to an airtight caddy or storage jar in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and strong odours. We do not recommend glass, plastic and paper containers. Any noted health benefits of our herbal infusions are from traditional medicine and should not be used to prevent or cure any disease.
Consult a GP if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have any other health concerns.
Roasted Spring Oats and Wild Mountain Mint
July 2017, July 2018
|Growth & Production Method|
Use 5g for every 200ml of 100°C spring water and brew for 7 – 10 minutes
One portion will give you at least one cup
Sweet, earthy, nutty, refreshing and delicately minty
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