The Sunday Steep!

Published December 21, 2014 by FunkyWolfCafe

Just like many of you, I have my personal list of favorite herbs – the ones that not only suit my palate, but also seem to be just the ones my body craves. Sage is one of those herbs I absolutely love and I have several Sage plants sage(or Mother Sage, as I like to call them as I brush by, pull off a leaf, and munch on it like an irresistible snack) growing in my garden. I use it for cooking everything from eggs to popovers! The fact that it stays green year-round means I can use it fresh or take advantage of the dried form for teas.

This tea seems like it could be a good summer or spring tea, and it is, but it’s also surprisingly perfect for the winter season too. That’s why it came to mind as a perfect solstice beverage as we celebrate the darkness and welcoming back the light! The bitter orange adds a little citrus zing, while the sage, oatstraw and spearmint combination is soothing, nourishing, and delicious…

Sage, Mint & Citrus Solstice Tea

1 teaspoon organic Sage leaf

1 teaspoon organic Oatstraw

1 teaspoon organic Spearmint leaf

1/2 teaspoon organic Bitter Orange Peel

Combine the herbs in a tea strainer, infuser, nest, or bag. Add 1 1/2 – 2 cups boiling water and let steep for 3-5 minutes. Add honey and a lemon or orange wedge, if desired.


Article from The Mountain Rose Blog

Article from The Mountain Rose Blog

About the Author:

Kori is our Public and Media Relations Coordinator! A West Coast native, Kori is a seasoned nonprofit activist and community organizer. Having launched six adult kids, she spends her free time in her burgeoning organic and very urban “farm”—taming Heritage chickens, building top-bar beehives from reclaimed materials, baking, brewing, and preserving.

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