Clear | Sooth | Herbal Heal
Sage is a hearty flowering herb (I easily grow on my terrace as pictured above) with powerful regulatory and cleansing properties. Its chemical make-up is similar to Lavender, but its pure essential oil should be used with care. In this case, I pair fresh sage and raw organic honey for a clearing and warming and candy-like tasting herbal tea, effectively cleanses, soothes and is antiviral.
Sage and honey act as body tonics that regulate the nervous system and support the digestive system. Use this tea when you have a sore throat or cold. Substituting fresh thyme for the sage is a nice warmer upper as well. I have fresh herbal teas like this at least a few times a day when feeling under the weather. Self Heal ❤
1 c. Boiling water
1 tbsp. Roughly chopped fresh sage (and/or thyme, marjoram, oregano, lovage, lemon verbena, lemon balm, mint, etc.)
Raw organic honey to taste
Sliver of lemon/orange/lime peel (optional)
- Place chopped sage in a tea infuser or tea ball. IF you don’t have a tea infuser or ball, steep in a cup or teapot and pour through a sieve as needed. I like to chew on the slightly sweetened steeped herbs anyway.
- Place the tea infuser in a cup large enough to fit the water prepared.
- Pour boiling water over the infuser. Let steep for 10 minutes covered.
- Add your honey after 10 minutes. If adding the lemon peel add now. Stir your tea, allow to cool appropriately before enjoying.
Caution: Herbal teas can be powerfully therapeutic and as such, should not be given to children unless monitored by a guardian and their consumption by both children and adults should be done in moderation. If using Rosemary, do not consume more than once a day, for a few days maximum.