Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 9 mins

My MIL makes this for DH and herself when they have eaten something that upsets their tummies such as bread (gluten intolerance)! I say change the sugar to honey to be much healthier and do avoid gluten next time. I'm not sure how it would taste to omit the sweetener altogether but feel free to do so, this is for your health, taste buds come second. NOTE: Wild oregano leaves & anise seeds are mandatory, the other herb & spice may be used depending what you have on hand. I understand in Arabic wild oregano is called za'atar, not to be confused with the Arabic spice mix also called za'atar. It is not regular oregano either and neither is it thyme although it may be translated from the Arabic to mean wild thyme.


  1. Put freshly drawn water into a tea pot that sits on the stove add the spices/herbs, a small handful makes 2 cups. Steep until slightly golden.
  2. Add sugar to taste (I say raw honey!).
  3. Sip & relax.
Most Helpful

Loved it! I had a sore throat, and I know sage tea is a good remedy so this was a perfect fit. Thanks for posting!

pammyowl April 02, 2013

Lovely! I used dried herbs (Zatar, sage, coriander seeds all home grown from my summer harvest). The anise seed was store bought. I did add a touch of honey I infused with Holy Basil. Thank you or should I say thanks to your MIL.

Rita~ February 11, 2013

This was a nice soothing tea. I used fennel seeds for the anise, not sure if they are the same thing but fennel is known for it's soothing properties. I used fresh oregano from the garden and pineapple sage. Thanks for a refreshing tea. :)

Sharon123 September 04, 2012