Unique Greek Sage
Unique Greek Sage

Daphnis and Chloe

Unique Greek Sage

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Jar, 14g. 

This robust variety of Sage answers to the Latin name Salvia Fruticosa and grows wild throughout the Aegean Sea islands. It has smaller, thicker leaves than the typical European Sage and a more pronounced taste and aroma. Interestingly, it tends to be more intense when it grows in arid soils. The selection comes from an organic farm in Crete, where all herbs are dried naturally and processed by hand. It does wonders even when used in tiny amounts.

The infusion of Sage has been one of Greece’s most popular herbal teas for centuries. In ancient times, it was considered a sacred tree dedicated to god Apollo. Nowadays, in Crete, it is a widespread belief amongst the locals that they owe their longevity to the herb!

Sage balances poultry, game, and pork roasts. It makes an ideal flavoring for herbed butter. This variety makes a mark even when used in tiny quantities. Add a few leaves during cooking, and discard them before serving. Alternatively, grind a few leaves with coarse salt and black pepper as a finishing herb.