Sage Cretan Tea

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Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Sage
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Caffeine Free
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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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  • “A final herbal tea to transition out of a stressful day. I had never drank pure sage tea before because I suspected I might be allergic to it. Being near smoldering sage sends me into sneezing...” Read full tasting note
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Sage Cretan Tea is made from dried leaves of Sage (Salvia officinalis), an indigenous herb of Crete.

Sage has one of the longest histories of use of any medicinal herb. In the first century C.E. Greek physician Dioscorides reported that the aqueous decoction of sage stopped bleeding of wounds and cleaned ulcers and sores and recommended sage juice in warm water for hoarseness and cough. Among other properties, Sage helps to reduce menopausal sweats, has a strong anti-hydrotic action and anti-inflammatory activity and it is an excellent remedy for flue, fever and rheumatic diseases and also for controlling or preventing secondary infection. Sage is also particularly noted for strengthening the nervous system, improving memory, and sharpening the senses.

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A final herbal tea to transition out of a stressful day.

I had never drank pure sage tea before because I suspected I might be allergic to it. Being near smoldering sage sends me into sneezing fits and makes me feel ill for hours. However, I seem to be able to ingest it in small amounts in cooking without issue and in tea blends.

I was hesitant to try pure sage in tea form but I drank it with no adverse reaction and quite enjoyed it. It was a little sweet and obviously tasted of sage, a bit woody and earthy. There was some scratchiness in my throat and also a cooling quality in my mouth that was light and maybe different from the usual menthol encountered in other herbs.

The tea had an ethereal quality and produced the senses of heady elevation and cleansing for which sage smudge sticks are known. As I said before, burning sage sickens me, so I’m glad I was able to experience the pure herb in tea form. I suppose this one is a little special since it comes from my uncle’s land of Crete.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 295 ML
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I’ve never had a plain sage tea… I have a big bag of sage that I use to make a hair rinse, and the smell is so strong when I’m steeping it and disposing of the leaves that it is staggering, so I don’t think I’d be able to handle drinking it. I have found I like it mixed into blends though, since I had a blend with a rather generous amount of fenugreek and sage recently and I quite liked the taste of that.

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