Herb: Olympus Tea / Sideritis Scardica
the abode of the 12 Gods of Greek mythology and the site of the throne of Zeus,
leader of the Olympian Gods pantheon. It is also known for its unique biodiversity
-it is home to 1,700 different plant species, some of which are rare or endemic.
Olympus Tea grows at the foothills of the mountain, where the village of Karya is
located. A variety that thrives in unique climate conditions.
1. Soil Lab
We source the delicate organic Olympus Tea blossoms from Dimitris and Vassilis Chalkias.
Local farmers that have first adopted sustainable cultivation methods, protecting the species endangered wild populations.
Our cooperation became the catalyst for the preservation of this plant species, setting the example for other farmers.
The latin name for Olympus Tea is Sideritis scardica. Sideritis means ironwort and derives from the Greek word for iron, ""σίδηρος"" (SEE-thee-ros), literally translated as ""the one who is of iron"".
In ancient times, Sideritis was considered a great remedy against war wounds from iron weapons.
Olympus Tea blossoms are harvested once a year, around the end of June.
They are then dried naturally. This is the raw material we extract for our formulations.
2. Extraction Lab
Olympus Τea blossoms are stored in stable humidity and temperature conditions, while undergoing strict controls to ensure specific quality parameters, such as absence of pests and plant diseases.
The extraction takes place at the environmentally-friendly, certified KORRES Extraction Facility.
Using the maceration method and 100% natural, skin-friendly solvents, we ensure that the qualities of our potent natural actives are sustained.
Appearance: Liquid, yellow-brown color,
clear / Shelf life: 12 months / Composition:
Glycerin, Water, Sideritis scardica flower,
leaf, stem extract / Production time: 1-3
days / Certifications and Standards: ISO
14001 and ECOCERT, Extraction Unit - ISO
16128, Natural ingredients - Certification of
organic production of plant material /
Production method: Maceration / 1st
KORRES INCI application: Sideritis scardica
flower, leaf, stem extract for "KORRES
Greek Mountain Tea Extract" (trade name) /
Plant ingredient functions (INCI):
Antioxidants; Skin Protectants; Skin-
Olympus Tea Detox Toning Emulsion Cleanser
Foaming Cleansing Gel Olympus Tea Deep Detox Foaming Cleanser