i tried this recipe because i have lots and lots of sage. it was absolutely delicious! not sure what the health benefits are of sage tea, but i have enjoyed drinking a bit with honey and lemon. for the record, science has proven countless times the health benefits of drinking black, green or white tea (it all comes from the same plant, just is harvested at different times.) science prevails again!
Sage tea mixed with a groovy benadryl chaser. Now THAT's one relaxant. Just kidding, but not about making it for PRMR. Good stuff.
The tea is amazing and I have been drinking it for a very long time. The description is a bit overamped. The Chinese do not buy sage from America because they grow BETTER sage in China. Black tea does not cause insanity. Many Chinese drink black tea and even coffee and do not make fun of Americans for drinking it. Also, Chinese drink far more Oolong and Pur Eh tea than sage tea. Sage is used in Chinese medicine as a remedy, not a cure all. I know your heart was in the right place but a bit misguided.
Sage tea should also not be drunk in certain cases. A pregnant woman, for instance, with a risk for miscarriage, should think twice about sage until delivery.
Interesting flavour, different than anything I'm used to as tea but if it is healthy I would drink it more often. It is relaxing. I used dried sage, spring water and both optionals. I liked the taste the lemon brought to this tea a lot. I steeped it for 4 minutes to be cautious. I may make this again for its health benefits if I verify them. Made for Comfort Cafe - Snow Queens Round 01/10.
Earthy and soothing, as commented before.
I'd just been reading a book published in the late 1800s, The American Frugal Housewife (cuz I love that sort of thing), and the authoress had mentioned sage tea as a good way to deal with night sweats. Now I, being a woman in her 40s, have just started suffering through those... along with the extra loads of laundering they produce. (Not to mention the liver-cleansing benefits which I, a lover of a good martini, am always on the lookout for!) So, hey, I decided, why not Google a recipe for sage tea? I was thrilled to find one already posted on 'Zaar and with all these helpful reviews, too! Ten minutes later, I was enjoying this yummy tea dosed with a bit of lemon and a jigger of some amazing local honey. Love, love, love this. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!!!!!
Nice, even without the honey and lemon. Thank you for the suggestion Sharon.
I just tried this and it is great! It has a very subtle flavor. I made it in my new "Tea Drop" hot tea maker and it brewed perfectly. Sage tea has been recommended by the nutritionist who hosts "You Are What You Eat" on BBC America in several episodes. It really is worth trying.
This tea grew on me. I liked it more and more as I drank it and had to slow myself down so that I could enjoy every last bit! I used honey in mine. I'm so glad I have a huge pot of sage that I can now put to use :)
Unfortunately I read the review that said not to steep it for more than 3-4 mins after it has steeped for 10 mins. I was drinking it for the review as I was reading the others that I didn't to start with. I can tell you that it was very tasty and that I'll absolutely make it again but with the shorted steeping time, At the 10 mins I must say that it is reminiscent of stuffing. I used ground sage (what I have)and strained it through a paper coffee filter into the cup. It is delicious.