Unique Greek Sage
From Thassos to Crete and from Kea to Lesvos, Salvia Fruticosa can be found everywhere across the islands of the Aegean Sea. One of the main differences between common sage (salvia officinalis) and its Greek rival (Salvia Fruticosa) is the latter’s more vigorous taste and fragrance. Interestingly enough, it tends to smell stronger when it grows in arid soils.
Daphnis & Chloe's beautiful leaves of Sage come from a lovely couple of farmers, who cultivate local varieties of herbs on the island of Crete. The infusion of sage has been one of the island’s most popular herbal teas for centuries, while according to the local legend Cretans owe their longevity to this herb! D&C's harvesters separate the leaves from the stem by hand and dry all of their herbs naturally.
This unique Greek sage works perfectly as an infusion, as folklore herbal medicine suggests lemon and honey infused with sage as a great flu remedy. It also works as a seasoning by bringing a balance to strong flavors such as poultry, pork roast and herbed butter.