Sage Tea: Wake Up With a Cup

sage-teaGood morning!  That’s right, wake up with a cup of sage tea.  This is a good coffee alternative if you are feeling that you still need something to wake up, but want something more natural than coffee.

Don’t worry, its very mild, which is good to start out.  Let’s face it:  if you go to the grocery store you might find mint tea, Earl Grey, black tea and maybe some other herb teas.  To be honest, I haven’t been big on tea before I started this blog until I had a cold.   And then it was cinnamon tea.  I obviously had a lot to learn.  And as for iced tea, I can’t get far enough away.  But I am pretty sure sage tea is not as easily found.

So let’s make some.  I used about 9 leaves off my plant.  Remember, the one that I can’t hide in my cupboard?  Most of the leaves were large, I think I was letting the new ones get bigger.  Otherwise, just use a tablespoon of fresh leaves.  Place the leaves in your cup, and pour boiling water over them.

steeping-sage-tea

I let mine steep for 3 minutes.  You can steep it as long as five minutes.  I suggest you go for less steeping time at first, until you are used to it.  As you can see from the picture its almost transparent.  You can always sweeten with honey and add lemon.  I found that I didn’t need to do that.

So see how quick and easy that was?  The only thing you can’t do is set it to be made when you wake up like people do a coffee machine.  Ah, well, I would say the health benefits outweigh that little inconvenience.

I have got to get my plant in the ground so it can really grow and I can actually have a cup every morning.  My little herb garden is slowly growing more diverse, though slowly is the keyword here.  Patience, patience, patience.  In the meantime, there will be other herbs to learn about while the first ones are growing bigger.  Or growing wild, as the case may be.

Drop me a comment and let me know if you have had your first cup of sage tea yet.

This post was shared over at An Oregon Cottage,  A Peek into My ParadiseIdlewild Alaska, Pistachio Project, and Oak Hill Homestead.

 

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