Kykeon Traditional Tisane - Caddy (180g)
Using the traditional recipe of roasted spring barley and wild mountain mint, we have resurrected Kykeon, an ancient Greek tisane, for the first time in modern history. In fact, Kykeon, 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.
Resurrecting an ancient Greek tisane for the first time in modern history, Kykeon 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. 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 barley is harvested 1,200 – 1,500m above sea level from the Zangezur Mountains of Armenia. Only the outer husks have been removed (and the barley itself has not been pearled), which means higher nutritional content within each grain. Our spring barley is lightly roasted to bring out the earth, nutty and sweet flavours.
Once in the UK, the ingredients are blended in accordance to our secret award-winning 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.
Weight: 180g (makes approx. 36 cups)
Ingredients: Roasted Spring Barley and Wild Mountain Mint
Harvest Date: July 2018
Brewing Instructions: Use 5g for every 200ml of 100°C spring water and brew for 7 – 10 minutes
Infusions: One portion will give you at least one cup
Tasting: NotesSweet, earthy, nutty, refreshing and delicately minty
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and strong odours.
Please always consult a medical professional for any health concerns or questions on pregnancy.
Aside from barley containing gluten, our herbal infusions are allergen-free, however, we cannot guarantee that our foragers and pickers have not come into any contact with any allergens whilst picking or processing.