Organic Cistus Karigane

Highest Grade

Rejuvenating and pleasant-tasting winter tea. Rich in catechins + polyphenols. Exclusive blend by Sunday Natural. Tea and herbs form leading organic farms. 100g
  • Balanced blend with a special Greek variant of cistus, the rare sencha karigane, and 10 vital herbs
  • Cistus incanus from Chalkidiki has a high concentration of catechins and polyphenols
  • Formulated for a unique flavour that harmoniously combines the strong individual characters of cistus, green tea, and herbs
  • Both rejuvenating and soothing
  • Each ingredient also available for purchase separately
Character Pleasantly mild, warming, soothing, balanced, lightly sweet, comforting
Ingredients Cistus Incanus, Karigane (Yabukita + selection of other tea cultivars), Sideritis scardica Type 2, Sambucus nigra, Olea europea, Hyssopus officinalis, Matricaria chamomilla L., Filipendula ulmaria, Malva sylvestris L., Melissa officinalis, Zingiber officinale, Lavandula angustifolia.
Origin A selective blend of green and herbal teas of the highest quality, directly sourced from various leading farms. From natural cultivation around the world.
Organic Cert. EU certified organic
Packaging 100% biodegradable and compostable (starch, cellulose, paper).
Grade 99/100 p. (herbal tea category); Highest Grade

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€85.00 / 1kg
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Special Blend by Sunday Natural

This special, unique blend unites the exquisite characteristics of the catechin-rich cistus from Chalkidiki with karigane sencha and 10 other traditional winter herbs from various regions of the world. Only the most effective herb variants are selected to ensure that the blend has optimal impact. The ingredients combined cover a wide range of well-known herbal remedies, to formulate a uniquely synergistic blend.

When personally selecting the tea and herbs for this blend, our tea experts prioritised the selection of the highest quality ingredients from top growing regions. All the ingredients are directly sourced from specialised farmers who are experts in the cultivation of their tea and herbs. We invested significant time and effort into the curation of a perfect rejuvenating blend that is both potent and balanced.

The tea is heartening and warming, as well as soothing and comforting. Though rich in polyphenols, this blend contains almost no caffeine. It is ideal for winter nights, and suitable for children, as well as those sensitive to caffeine.


Mild, warming, balanced, calming, subtly sweet.


The Cistus incanus is a member of the rock rose family. The plant is predominantly found in southern Europe, where there is copious sunlight. This plant is considered one of the most polyphenol-rich in the world. The cistus can grow up to 1 metre tall and prefers chalky soil and silicate rocks. The plant folds its leaves in during the hot summer months when waiting for rain. The cistus blooms in the spring, bearing delicate pink flowers.

Laboratory Tests

We go to great lengths to identify the finest organic tea farms across the world’s most celebrated terroirs. All our teas are sourced directly from the farmer and, with a few exceptions, are certified organic or come from pesticide-free farms. Each batch of tea for every harvest is tested for pesticides and other pollutants in an independent German lab to ensure they meet our strict quality standards as well as HACCP food safety requirements.

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Ingredients in Detail

  • Cistus incanus (rock rose): special variant from Chalkidiki, cultivation at 700m elevation at the top terroir of Mt. Othrys (Titan Mountain) in Greece
  • Sencha karigane: 80% stem and 20% leaves from premium sencha. From the top growing regions of Chiran and Kirishima.
  • Sideritis Othrys Titan Type 2: Original Greek mountain tea (Sideritis scardica) from Mt. Othrys, variant with a high concentration of anthocyanins, 1,200m elevation, harvested by hand. Air-dried
  • Elderflowers: wild-collection in the mountains of Romania, 500-600m elevations
  • Greek olive leaves: top-quality from traditional olive cultivation by the Ionian Sea, harvested by hand
  • Camomile and hyssop: top-quality, from natural cultivation in Croatia
  • Meadowsweet: High quality, collected from wild-grown plants in Hungary, harvested by hand
  • Mallow leaves: Swiss alpine herbs from Grisons, southern alps; pure leaves from mountain meadows, grown at 1,000m elevation
  • Lemon balm: top organic quality from the Lavant Valley in Austria at 800-1,000m elevations
  • Ginger: potent ginger pieces from natural cultivation in China
  • Lavender buds: organic quality from natural cultivation in idyllic western France

Cultivation & Processing

The Cistus incanus variant of rock rose used in this tea originates from Chalkidiki, and is grown on Mt. Othrys in Greece. This region is well-known for its herbs. As a result of natural cultivation, our rock rose has a particularly high concentration of the polyphenol complex that rock rose is renowned for.

The organic karigane sencha is a blend of cultivars, mainly Yabukita and Okumidori but also other cultivars, from Chiran and Kagoshima in southern Japan. These refined versions of stem tea (kukicha: 80% stem and 20% leaves) are rich in amino acids, low in caffeine, and have a significantly high catechin content.

We also source our Greek mountain tea from Mt. Othrys. The variant we use, Sideritis scardica Type 2, has a very high content of anthocyanins.

All other herbs used in this blend are sourced from specialised farms with ideal growing conditions for herbs.

Organic Certification


Brewing Guide

2 heaped tsp tea per 200-300ml (90°C) water. Steep for 3-5 minutes.


High quality, airtight, resealable standing zipper pouch to preserve flavour and protect against oxidation and contamination.

Recommended Teapot

The ideal teapot for our Cistus Benifuuki Forte Blend tea is a large glass or porcelain teapot with a strainer.

Recommended Storage

Ideally store in an airtight, double-coated metal tin.

Tea Farm

Cistus Incanus

The use of the famous Cistus Incanus as a tea dates back to the 4th century BC. In Greece, the infusion has also long been enjoyed as a thirst quencher and for relaxation. The Cistus grown by our tea farmer on the famous Mount Othrys has a special and intense polyphenol mix that is not found in any other region.

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