Sage is a perennial member of the mint family, native to the northern shores of the Mediterranean. Much more than a culinary delight, Sage was an active part of the medicine cabinet of the ancient Romans. Manuscripts of monks from the 10th and 11th centuries document
Sage as an honoured herb among apothecaries. In medieval Europe, Sage tea was a favourite hot beverage and was often added to ale.
Today, Sage is popular as an aromatic tea as well as a culinary herb.