It looks like we have a tea person here! If you are a tea person, I am 100% sure you must have tried different teas, ranging from simple black tea to Valerian Root and Lemon Balm tea to Japan’s famous Matcha tea. Some of these turned out to be a life-saver for you throughout this journey, while others were just not what you expected. Am I right?
If I tell you that you have missed another famous variety of tea loaded will numerous health benefits and would be appealing to your taste buds (that are pretty picky at times)!
Are you ready to explore another relaxation-inducing tea that is a completely rich and vibrant version of antioxidants as well?
Here we go, folks!
SALVIA TEA is here to take you to another level of enchanting yet reviving experience!
This article is all about Salvia (Sage) tea and how to make a perfect cup of Salvia tea. Additionally, you will also get your hands on the ultimate health benefits of Salvia tea.
So let’s get straight into this herbal tea!
What Is Salvia Tea?
The Salvia Officinalis (Salvia plant) produces thick green leaves brewed to form a Salvia (Sage) tea. This herb is an exclusive member of the mint family and hence has delightful yet invigorating flavors. Although the Salvia tea has its origin in the Mediterranean, now as it is gaining enough attention, many people in the Europe, USA, and Asia have made it a permanent part of their health regime.
Salvia leaves are often used in essential oils for aromatherapy and to add flavors to culinary dishes.
How Does Salvia Tea Taste?
Salvia tea has a sweet yet mint-like flavor that has earthy notes. As it belongs to the mint family, one can expect a taste similar to mint and peppermint.
Furthermore, Salvia tea does not contain caffeine; hence, you can savor it any time without worrying about the unnecessary feeling of wakefulness before sleep that other caffeinated teas tend to induce.
How To Make Salvia Tea?
Making Salvia tea is an entirely hassle-free process, and even a newbie who has never entered the kitchen can make this tea. You can use either fresh or dried Salvia leaves; the choice is all yours. Some people also use Salvia tea bags; if you find making tea with tea bags more convenient, grab your Salvia tea bags right away!
The ritual of brewing this fresh Salvia tea is a much-easy approach to get that relaxed and stress-free state after a draining day at work. So let’s move forward with an easy step-by-step recipe of Salvia tea.
You will need the following ingredients
- Salvia tea (4 – 5 fresh or dried leaves/one teabag)
- 1 cup of water
- One lime
- One regular tea bag
- Sugar (optional)
- Put Salvia leaves, lime cut into pieces, and teabag in a heat-proof mug.
- Boil water and pour it into the cup.
- Stir it for a while until the color changes to a light golden brown.
- Remove the teabag after one minute of steeping.
- Cover the rest of the tea and let it steep for 10 minutes.
- Now strain the tea, add sugar, and enjoy it!
Have a look at this YouTube video that shows how you can make a Salvia tea
Three different ways to make your Salvia tea more delicious
Salvia Tea With Honey And Lemon
Honey and Lemon perfectly balance each other in various teas. Traditionally, many Salvia enthusiasts use honey and lemon when they make Salvia tea. The final result is both citrusy and sweet at the same time. If your taste buds fall for such flavors, check out the recipe below.
You will need the following ingredients
- One tablespoon dried sage leaves/two twigs of fresh sage
- One cup of water
- One teaspoon of honey
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- Pour water into a small saucepan, and bring it to boil.
- Now add Salvia leaves and lower down the flame.
- Stir regularly for 1-2 minutes.
- Now strain the sage tea in your teacup.
- Add honey and lemon juice and stir again.
- Your sage tea with flavors of honey and lemon is ready!
Watch this YouTube video to have a look at the practical version of this recipe.
Raspberry Sage Iced Tea
Are you a fan of iced teas? You can enjoy the flavor of Salvia tea with Raspberry with this easy iced tea recipe.
You will need the following ingredients:
- Fresh Salvia leaves (4 teaspoons)
- Fresh Raspberries (handful)
- Honey (2 teaspoons)
- Water (6 cups)
- Boil six cups of water in a spacious saucepan
- Now switch off the flame and add Salvia leaves and two teaspoons of honey.
- When the mixture cools down to room temperature, strain it in a large glass.
- In another container, gently press the raspberries and add the released flavor to the strained sage tea.
- Now add 4-6 ice cubes to the glass and mix it well.
- Your iced tea is ready!
Sage Tea With Rosemary Leaves
- A handful of fresh Salvia (sage) leaves
- 2-3 rosemary sprigs
- 2 cups of water
- Optional sweeteners: Honey, sugar
- Boil 2 cups of water in your kettle.
- Chop the sage and rosemary leaves.
- Now add these chopped herbs right into your teapot.
- Pour the boiled water from the kettle.
- Stir the blend and steep it for 5-7minutes.
- Stir it again after steeping and pour into the cups.
- Add the sweetener and stir again.
- Enjoy the ultimate refreshing Sage and Rosemary tea from the comfort of your home.
You can check this YouTube video to see how you can make it.
Different Varieties Of Salvia Tea
You can make these teas using any variety of Salvia tea. The most famous and regularly used are:
- Greek Sage
- Pineapple Sage
- Spanish Sage
- Window Box Sage
- Grape Sage
- Garden Sage
- Tricolor Garden Sage
- Golden Garden Sage
- Dwarf Garden Sage
Note: You must use organic Salvia tea because it is free from any potential fertilizers and pesticides. Go for home-grown Salvia or buy it from a well-recognized vendor.
Benefits Of Using Salvia Tea
Do you know Salvia tea caters to numerous health benefits? That’s the prime reason why millions of people use it.
Let’s have a look at the top-5 benefits of using Salvia tea!
Salvia Tea For Inflammation And Removing Toxins From Our Body
According to a recent study, Salvia tea has a fair amount of antioxidants that fight against the accumulated free radicals present in our bodies. These free radicals are toxic and may initiate diseases like diabetes and cancers.
On the other hand, research suggests that Rosmarinic acid present in Salvia helps fight inflammation. This acid essentially reduces the soreness in the mouth and fight against bacterias that are hazardous for our oral health.
Additionally, the acid also controls diabetes-promoting situations like increased blood sugar levels.
Salvia Tea Helps With Bone Health, Blood Circulation, And Clotting
Do you know Salvia tea has a reasonable amount of vitamin K? According to the US Department of Agriculture, 100g of ground Salvia has 1070mg of vitamin K. So what are you getting with Vitamin K?
The study states that Vitamin K provides better bone health and blood circulation. Moreover, it promotes the process of clotting in case of any injury.
Get Better Skin By Using Salvia
Skincare is an essential part of our lives, and we all love to go for natural skincare remedies. Salvia is loaded with such natural ingredients that will give a boost of energy to your skin.
- The study claims that sage tea has a compound called camphor that stimulates cell growth, slows down the aging process, and removes wrinkles.
- Another research shows that Carnosol and Carnosic acid provide a smoother look at the areas where you have sun-related damages.
- Do you find Cold sores and wounds challenging to treat? Go for Salvia Extracts! Research shows that Salvia extracts are a natural remedy to treat injuries and soreness.
Sage For a Healthy Heart
Salvia tea is often used for heart-related issues like high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Research suggests that Salvia helps balance the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides and keeps you away from the potential diseases that emerge as a result of imbalance.
Salvia Tea As a Memory Retainer, Mood Booster, And Pain Reliever
Do you find it difficult to retain certain vital things in your memory? Are the mood swings becoming more challenging? Are you sick of taking painkillers to manage your pain? The stubborn triangle of these three problems is no more a winner now!
Research proves that Salvia tea helps in boosting your memory and mood. Moreover, you can also use it to get rid of the pain.
Salvia tea is a herbal remedy for numerous health-related issues. Traditionally, it has been used as a spice in cooking and as an essential oil in aromatherapy. People use it in extracts and make tea out of it to get most of its benefits. Although Salvia tea does not have any harmful side effects, pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid taking it. Moreover, if you are allergic to Salvia, it’s a big no-no to use it.