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Refreshing Fall Drink

drinkPineapple Sage Iced Tea

Fall is here and the beauty of Pineapple Sage is at its finest. Pineapple Sage blooms stunning scarlet flowers. The hummingbirds were loving pineapple sage in my yard early one morning this week.

Pineapple Sage has a wonderful fragrance that is tropical and refreshing. The leaves and the flowers are both edible and may be used in cooking, baking and beverages.

Pineapple Sage is one of my favorite herbs. Unfortunately, you will never find it in a food market with the other herbs. I encourage you to grow Pineapple Sage in your garden for its culinary qualities and splendor.

Take pleasure in the subtle taste of pineapple with this refreshing drink. If you’re lucky to have some beautiful flowers, add them as garnish.

I’ll be giving a fall herbal cooking talk Saturday 9:30 AM at the Fall Plant Sale. Stop by to sample some Pineapple Sage Ice Tea. 

Be well & enjoy,

4 cups water
1 cup Pineapple Sage leave & (flowers if available)
2 tea bags
1 cup pineapple juice
Juice of 2 lemons
2 Tbsp. honey or sugar

Add 6 cups cold water to a medium saucepan.
Add Pineapple Sage leaves and tea bags.
Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a low simmer.
Steep the leaves for 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
Pour into a pitcher or bowl.
Add pineapple juice, lemon juice and honey.
Chill in the refrigerator until cool.
Serve over ice.
Serves 4

Pineapple Sage flowers will give the tea a beautiful pink hue.