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Greek Sea Buckthorn (Evros, Thrace)

14 reviews

Known as Hippophaes in Greece (pronounced "e-pof-i-es"), it means “bright horse”. This amazing native herb, a virtual superfood, earned its moniker in the days of Alexander the Great (circa 350 BC), from the reviving effects it had when he and his men would feed it to horses that were wounded in battle.

Origin: Evros, Thrace, Greece

Species: Hippophae rhamnoides

Sourcing: Hand grown in the Evros delta

Amount: 40g (1.4oz)

Servings: Approximately 25 ($0.44 per serving)

Organic: EU certified - DIO

ORAC 5.0 antioxidant value: 6,800 per 10oz serving

Polyphenols: 127mg per 10oz serving

Nutrients/phyto-nutrients: Omega 3,6,7 and 9, Ellagic acid, Pantothenic acid, Folic acid, Quercetin, Riboflavin, Pyrdoxamine and Cyanocobalamin

Bioanalytical testing performed by Brunswick Labs

Naturally caffeine free

Tasting notes: Brews to a beautiful amber tone, with an earthy/savory flavor, perhaps a bit like a cross between traditional black tea and rooibos


Bring 10 oz of water to a boil, add about 1 tablespoon of leaves, let them swirl a bit, remove from heat, and allow to steep for 5-7 minutes. Strain into a cup and enjoy!

You can also use a tea ball or an infuser pot.

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Earthy flavor

This tea is a little too earthy for me. I've made it work by brewing tea using a smaller amount of leaves and adding a black tea bag as well which dilutes the earthiness enough to be enjoyable while still getting some of the health benefits. I use it to make ice tea.

Alyssa R.

Not the same as before

I�m disappointed. I regularly bought and enjoyed this tea for a few years until it ran out of stock a couple years ago. It carried me through a very physical night shift job. I was so excited last month to see that you�re carrying it again and bought four bags. To my dismay, instead of all tea leaves like before, this tea is now 40% sticks and twigs. I�ve been cheated.

Holly J.


This tea was delicious. A hint of sweetness, almost like I had put a little bit of honey. I prefer my herbal teas plain, however, and this was a delightful afternoon tea.


An excellent tea

I brew my own roasted hulled barley tea and this tea is pretty close to that. Kind of earthy at first but it grows on you and you get used to it. A very healthy and enjoyable tea.

Stefani M.

Rich and Smooth Tea

We love this tea. Pure flavor with many healing properties.

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