|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 3 to 4|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3g||4%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||6%|
|Total Carbohydrate 10g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||6%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
A basic sage tea is easy to make. Simply pour about 1 cup boiling water over about 1 tablespoon of sage leaves and steep to the desired strength before straining out the leaves.
However, you also can make a more refined (and surprisingly delightful) version of sage tea with the recipe below. It combines fresh sage leaves with lemon and a bit of sugar.
A naturally caffeine-free drink, sage tea can be enjoyed hot or iced anytime day or night without causing the wakefulness caffeinated drinks can induce.
Gather the ingredients.
Bring the water to a boil.
Keep water at a simmer and add the sage leaves, sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Stir well.
Allow to steep for 20 to 30 minutes, or to taste, stirring occasionally.
Strain out the sage leaves and lemon zest.
Serve hot or chilled with ice.
This recipe works well with any of the popular culinary sages including garden sage, dwarf garden sage, pineapple sage, Greek sage, golden garden sage, tricolor garden sage, window box sage, grape sage, and Spanish sage.
The best herbal teas are those made with herbs that are homegrown and have not been subjected to insecticides or fertilizers. Otherwise, use organic herbs from reputable growers.