Summer Savory Tea

Summer Savory Tea-

The lab called, saying my cholesterol is high.  The doctor wants me to take some medication, but I am not quite so sure.  Those little pills are quite powerful, but first I want to try some Summer Savory Tea. After all, nothing says health like a cup of herb tea!

While it may seem easier to take a pill in the evenings, rather than make a cup of tea, or change the diet and engage in some form of exercise, there are some drawbacks.  As with any pharmaceutical medication, there are side effects.  Common ones are headaches, difficulty sleeping, muscle aches, dizziness, and nausea or vomiting. Furthermore, memory loss, mental confusion, or type 2 diabetes may occur.  Yes, my cholesterol needs adjusting, but I think I will just grow some summer savory and make tea!

Summer Savory Tea

This amazing tea is very easy to make, and takes very little time. Summer savory comes in sprigs, much like thyme. Cut two sprigs and place in teacup.  Pour boiling water over them, and steep for 10 minutes.

This tea is very mild, but you could sweeten with honey, sugar, or stevia. The sprigs are potent even to color it, so that it looks as if you are drinking something stronger than water.  Though I am trying to drink more water.  Two quarts a day, for now.  Is that enough?

My Final Thoughts…

Summer savory also has some side effects.  Though since none of them are negative, I would view them as added benefits.  I can’t think of one pharmaceutical medication that while targeting one thing, benefits a half a dozen other systems all at the same time. With this in mind, I proudly present Summer Savory Tea! After all, nothing says health like a cup of herb tea!

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Let’s Talk…

What have you used summer savory tea for? Let me know in the comments.

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  1. April says:

    I’ve got winter savory growing in my garden and was looking for ways to use it. For some reason it never crossed my mind to make a tea with it! Thanks, I’m going to try this!

  2. Jann Olson says:

    I’ve never thought to steep tea with my herbs. What a clever idea. Pinning and will give it a try. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  3. Helen says:

    I grow this stuff and use it in a lot of dishes, but never tea. I think I’ll try it! thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

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