Sage is an herb from an evergreen shrub, Salvia officinalis, in the mint family. Its long, grayish-green leaves take on a velvety, cotton-like texture when rubbed (meaning ground lightly and passed through a coarse sieve).
Rubbed sage is a light, fluffy powder produced from the dried leaves of the sage plant. It is a popular way to use the fragrant herb in recipes and is found in many Italian and Greek dishes.
Rubbed sage is lighter and less concentrated so a teaspoon of rubbed sage will be less intense than a teaspoon of ground sage.
Taste and Aroma Description: Sage has a fragrant aroma and an astringent but warm flavor.
Storage Tips: Store in cool, dark, dry places.