SAGE LEAVES

When it comes to understanding the benefits of Sage, there is a poem written in 1608, titled variously, “The Englishmans Doctor” [sic] or “Physical observations for the perfect Preserving of the body of Man in continual health”, that says it all.

In Latin salvia takes the name of safety
In English sage is rather wise than crafty
Sith then the name betokens wise and saving
We count it nature?s friend and worth the having.

For thousands of years, cultures around the world have believed that ingesting sage can enhance clarity of both the mind and spirit. This is borne out in a number of ways. For starters, consider the meaning of the word “sage” itself – an old, wise person. Next, factor in that adherents of Ayurveda believe that amongst its many ayurvedic actions, sage has the power of Medhya, a tonic for the brain.

The poem continues by referring to sage as being “worth the having”. This we take to be a reference to the most important aspect of sage – its fantastic flavour. Fragrant, slightly astringent and warm, sage is used to enhance everything from meats to pickles and cheeses the world over.

We’ve sourced this fabulous dried sage from France and Turkey, known for growing some of the finest herbs anywhere on the planet.

STEEPING TIME

TEA CUP 8oz (237ml) 10oz (296ml) 12oz (355ml)
AMOUNT 1 heaping teaspoon 1 heaping teaspoon 1.5 heaping teaspoon
MILD 3-5 min 3-5 min 3-5 min
MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min
STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min
Recommendations 3-5 min
TEA POT 18oz (532ml) 36oz (1064ml) 48oz (1419ml)
AMOUNT 2 heaping teaspoons 1 heaping teaspoon 2 heaping teaspoon
MILD 3-5 min 3-5 min 3-5 min
MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min
STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min
Recommendations 3-5 min

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