This type of sage (Salvia Fruticosa) is found everywhere across the Aegean islands. The main difference from the common European sage is a more intense taste and fragrance. This selection of sage comes from an organic farm in Crete, where all herbs are processed by hand.
With your food
Sage brings balance to poultry, game, pork roasts, or herbed butter. A tiny quantity of this variety can change the presence of an entire dish. Do not forget its brewing qualities in tea, the longevity of the local population in Crete is attributed to this herbs influence.
How to use
Add leaves while cooking and discard before serving. Another option would be to grind along with coarse salt and black pepper to sprinkle over butter and anchovy bruschettas.
To make Sage tea, you’ll need a teaspoon per teacup, dosage on taste. Simmer covered for 5mins. Strain and serve alone or with honey. Folklore herbal medicine suggests lemon and honey infused sage tea as an excellent remedy for the flu.
Location | Crete, Greece
Harvest | by hand
Natural / Air dried
Size | 16G
From a small workshop under the Acropolis Hill of Athens, focused on bringing agricultural qualities from all over Greece to the hands of many. Evangelia and her team at Dapnhis & Chloe scour through every nook and corner of Greece's mainland and islands. They partner with really small organic farmers and cultivators, who produce the most incredible indigenous herbs. Their efforts have resulted in farmers believing in the forgotten, heirloom varieties and couldn't be happier to see these efforts cross borders outside of Greece.
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