Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Sage Tea is a type of Herbal Tea. Although most consider it a suitable addition to stuffing, it likewise makes for a delicious, wholesome infusion when brewed. Upon the first sip, expect a bold herbaceous taste with sweet undertones.
The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory. This ensures not only quality but also consistency.
About Sage Tea
Sage (Salvia officinalis) is a member of the Lamiaceae family, a relative of Peppermint and Spearmint Tea. The plant originates from the Mediterranean region, often flourishing in meadows and fields with good light and fertile soils.
It can reach up to two feet (0.6 metres) and produces long green leaves alongside white, purple, pink or lavender-coloured flowers.
The leaves, in particular, have long been used in a variety of culinary dishes. They are also, of course, the component used in the making of this Herbal Tea.
Some 4,000 years ago, the Greeks and Romans used it for treating sore throats, bleeding wounds, ulcers and even snake bites. In the Americas, the indigenous people applied it topically to the skin and gums for reducing pain.
According to folklore, drinking Sage Tea daily during the month of May leads to immortality! Unfortunately, this isn’t the case, although it’s worth noting that studies have since proven its ability to improve life in small yet significant ways.
Indeed, while it can’t make you live forever, it can, at the very least, support your health and wellbeing. But does it contain caffeine?
Does Sage Tea Have Caffeine?
Caffeine is a stimulating chemical compound that needs little introduction. It famously gets us out of bed in the morning.
However, too much of it can lead to jitteriness, sleeplessness and more. While there are, admittedly, other potential side effects of drinking Sage Tea, caffeine overconsumption is not one of them. This is because it is 100% void of the energising constituent.
How to Make Sage Tea
1, Add this Herbal Tea to a Tea Infuser or Filter.
2, Place the Tea-filled accessory in a cup or mug.
3, Pour water boiled to 100°C over the leaves.
4, Allow it to steep for 5-10 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve without additions.
Tasting Notes: Imparts refreshingly herbaceous overtones with earthy, almost minty undertones.
What are the Health Benefits of Sage Tea?
Is Sage Tea good for you? You can count on it. The reason, for the most, is its wealth in vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants.
These include (but are not limited to) Vitamins A, C, B, K and E, calcium, copper, fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc and the reason for the well documented Health Benefits of Sage Tea. When combined, these chemical compounds work on a molecular level to reduce the risk of developing several chronic conditions.
Is Sage Tea Good for Hot Flushes?
And there’s more. Perhaps most famously, Sage Tea works as a menopause regulator. This is according to a 2011 Swiss study, which assessed its ability to reduce hot flushes.
The research saw seventy-one women going through menopause take a daily tablet of sage leaves for eight weeks. It resulted in 64% of participants experiencing a decrease in the frequency and severity of hot flushes.
Sage Tea for Excessive Sweating
Hyperhidrosis is a sweat gland disorder characterised by excessive perspiration. Those who live with it often find themselves sweating during normal daily activities - a factor sometimes utterly unrelated to heat or exercise.
Sage Herbal Tea can help due to its high tannin levels (see: Tannins in Tea), which reportedly constrict the sweat glands, thereby reducing perspiration.
Health PointsDigestive, Flu, Hydration, Immune System, Relaxing
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening
CountryMore Than One Origin