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Ikarian Teas

I believe herbal teas explain Ikaria’s low rates of dementia. Depending on the time of year, people here will hike out into the fields and pick fresh herbs. But you can make your own version with dried herbs at home.


Ikarian Teas Recipe


1 teaspoon fresh or dried marjoram, sage, and mint leaves
1 tablespoon honey, preferably Ikarian (a dark brown tree and herb honey—optional)
1 lemon wedge (optional)
Up to 2 teaspoons soy creamer (optional)


Bring 2 cups water to a simmer in a tea kettle or a small pot set over high heat until bubbles float to the surface or you see strings of small bubbles from the bottom of the kettle.
Do not boil.
Pour into a cup.
Put the herbs in a tea infuser or into an individual tea bag, set in the mug, and steep until well perfumed, 5 to 10 minutes.
If desired, sweeten with honey, garnish with a lemon wedge, and/or stir in a splash of soy creamer.

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