Greek Sage Tea (Thesprotia,West Pindos Mountains)

$9.95
( 4 Reviews )

Greek Sage Tea, known as “Faskomilo” in Greece (pronounced “fahs KOM ee low”) has been long valued for its health benefits. There are many varieties of Sage found around the world. The Greek variety, “Salvia fruticosa”, is adapted to the rocky mountainous terrain of Greece and is extremely aromatic and pungent, bearing virtually no resemblance to the Sage that is found in North America. We believe it is the highest quality sage found anywhere in the world. Throughout history, sage has been regarded for its curing effects for a broad range of maladies. In fact, the botanical name for Sage comes from the Latin salvere “to save”, because of its numerous beneficial properties. Greeks and Romans used sage as a cure-all herb and the Medieval didactic poem, the Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum (Salernitan Rule of Health) famously quotes “why should a man die in whose garden grows sage”. Depending on the variety, sage is a potent source of antioxidants, which help stave off the damaging effects of free radicals, according to a study published in "Frontiers in Pharmacology" in 2011. Klio Organic Greek Sage Tea has been tested by Brunswick Labs for antioxidants and certain phyto-nutrients. One ten oz serving has an ORAC 5.0 antioxidant score of 9,800 (similar to Green Tea) and 85mg of polyphenols. It also contains 15mg of Rosmarinic Acid and 1.5mg of Quercetin – two very beneficial phyto-nutrients. Brewing sage produces an aromatic, soothing and stimulating tea with a warm flavor and a slight astringency. A word of caution for the uninitiated, our Sage tea can be very strong and perhaps is an acquired taste. A bit of raw honey softens the edges and adds another health dimension to this “superdrink”. Like all of our teas, it is naturally caffeine free and can be enjoyed any time of day. Klio Organic Sage Tea is hand-picked in the region of Thesprotia, West Pindos mountains. Enjoy a cup of this ancient tea today!

Brewing Instructions

Pot method: Bring water to a boil, remove from heat, add a small handful of Sage leaves. Cover and allow to steep for approximately 3-7 minutes. Pour through a strainer into your cup and enjoy!

Infuser method: Bring water to a boil, add a small handful of Sage leaves to the infuser of your choice, pour hot water over the infuser and allow to steep for approximately 5-7 minutes, remove infuser and enjoy!

 Be careful, as Sage can become bitter if allowed to steep to long. Best to start with less steeping and experiment.  Sweeten with raw honey.

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4 Reviews

5/5
Feb 6th 2017

Sage

This tea is really strong! I would use only a little bit at first or steep for a short time. It's an acquired taste I think but actually I quite enjoy it, the bag lasts for a long time so it's great value too.

5/5
Nov 16th 2016

Delicious!

Earthy, hearty and deliciously satisfying!

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