Refreshing, Healthy Homemade
Thyme Tea Recipe

Like most other herbs, you can use fresh or dried to make your cup of thyme tea. Personally I prefer fresh, but if dried is all you have available, that's fine, you'll still get a tasty healthy drink.



This is a truly ancient herb, used by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans for ceremonial and ritualistic purposes. Through the Middle Ages where it was also used for religious and medicinal reasons.

Thyme Tea Recipe

Ingredients: (makes 2 cups)

2 cups water
2 tbsp fresh leaves
Lemon juice (optional)
OR
2 cups water
1 tbsp dried leaves
Lemon juice (optional)

tbsp = tablespoon

Directions:

Fresh:

  • Finely chop the fresh herb and add to the cups
  • Boil the water and pour in the cups
  • Let steep for 5-10 minutes before drinking
  • Add a few drops of lemon if required

Dried:

  • Add the dried herb to a teapot and pour in the boiled water
  • Let steep for 5-10 minutes before straining and drinking
  • Add a few drops of lemon if required

Here is a short slideshow of how I made it...



Thyme Health Benefits

Even if you're not ill, herbs and spices contains lots of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants etc, which you get with these healthy teas.

picture of thyme tea made with fresh thyme leaves

And with it's powerful antiseptic properties there are many health uses for thyme...

...making a drink with this herb is a traditional and ancient remedy for soothing sore throats, easing the symptoms of colds and treating infected gums and mouth ulcers.

Add in the fact it has very powerful anti-bacterial properties and it's easy to see why many oral products like toothpastes and mouthwash make full use of  its essential oil.

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