Ingredients: Sage. This greyish-green leafed member of the mint family is one of the world’s most popular herbs. The word comes from French sauge, (from Latin salvere “to save”, due to its traditional antioxidant and antimicrobial properties). Sage was used during the Middle Ages to treat many maladies.. It can make a pleasant and healthful tea. In ancient times it was considered to strengthen the memory, (hence a "sage", or a wise man). Slightly bitter in flavour and highly aromatic, Sage is characterized by a aromatic, minty, pine-woody flavour and is one of the main ingredients in poultry seasoning and stuffing mixes, and enhances other meats, fish and most vegetables.
The Ancient Romans steeped Sage in hot water, as a “tea”, long before tea became known generally.