Sage has a long history of use as a culinary herb, though it's also been used for other purposes. Although it is native to the Mediterranean region, today it is cultivated worldwide. Historically, Sage Leaf Tea was used to ward off evil, and was often associated with wisdom. A person who was thought wise and knowledgeable was often called a "sage." Sage is one of the most frequently used herbs in western cuisine, often added to meat and stuffing for its savory flavor. This herb is commonly found in gardens, and due to its unique scent and flavor, is often enjoyed as a tea.
A derivative of Latin, the word sage translates to “salvere” and means, “to be saved.” And though a Thanksgiving turkey that was likely stuffed with sage would argue otherwise, the Native American ritual of “saging” to clear one’s physical and/or spiritual space certainly supports this definition. If you’re feeling rather blue, or suffering tummy troubles, you might consider fixing a cup of Sage Leaf Tea, as it has the reputation of assisting with both. A member of the mint family, common sage, or Salvia officinalis, can be found in kitchen herb gardens across the globe. Both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine readily incorporate sage leaf into healing prescriptions.
If the taste of Mediterranean herbs pleases your palate, then you are sure to love Buddha Teas Sage Leaf Tea because fresh, organic sage leaf is all you’ll find nestled inside each bleach-free tea bag.