Our friends at Ancient Foods believe that food is a special way to experience ancient traditions and appreciate the rich history of the people who still live by them today. These artisans are proud of their craft and they want to take you and your guests on that journey to these remote and unique places. They also know that these foods have been considered healthy for millenia and modern science is revealing more of the benefits today. Their goal is to find true artisans who produce healthy and delicious foods in ancient ways. They may be in remote locations, but we support them and bring their rich history, traditions and flavors directly to you.
Organic Greek Mountain Tea, Vordonia Greece
40g – about 14 servings
From the rocky slopes of Mount Taygetos, near the small village of Vordonia, mountain tea was discovered by shepherds in the mountains and is often called the “Shepherd’s Tea”. In ancient times, the great surrounding cities of it’s region used it for refreshment and healing. This tradition is carried on to this day, thousands of years later. It is naturally caffeine free and delicious whether hot or cold.
Tasting Notes: Smooth, yet earthy and bright, with a touch of citrus and herbal notes. I am often enjoyed with mountain honey.
Brewing instructions: Use your favorite tea press or infuser with a small handful of tea (3g). Or, for maximum flavor and benefits, boil for 3-5 minutes, let it steep for 3-5 minutes, then remove herbs or strain. Enjoy your Mountain Tea!
Organic Chamomile Tea, Crete Greece
40g – about 16 servings
This tea comes from the coastal slopes of eastern Crete, near the town of Sitia, Greece. It’s name means “Earth’s Apple” and is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. It is naturally caffeine free and delicious whether hot or cold.
Tasting Notes: Grounded and earthy with hints of crisp apple and delicate floral sweetness.
Brewing instructions: Use your favorite tea press or infuser with a small handful of tea (2.5g) and steep for 4-6 minutes. Or, using the pot method, add just-boiled water, let it steep for 3-5 minutes, then strain.
Our produce is available for curbside pick-up at the farm daily from 10am-4pm. The farm is located at 906 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Washington, DC 20002.
Available every Sunday 8:30am-1:30pm. Note you must proceed through the market even if you are only picking up your order. Please order by Wednesday 3pm for Sunday pickup the same week.
We offer no-contact delivery directly to your home every Friday in Washington, D.C. ($20 minimum, free with $50 purchase order online by Wednesday 3pm).