You can prepare thyme leaf tea using different recipes and variations. You can have it on its own, cold or hot, and add other ingredients to change up the taste a little. Thyme tea can be prepared using fresh thyme leaves or you can make it using pre-packaged options available in the market. Organic thyme leaf tea is readily available both online and in-store. Thyme tea when consumed hot is especially beneficial in the winters because it helps relieve cold symptoms like cough and sore throat. On the other hand, cold thyme leaf tea infused with different fruits can be enjoyed during the hot summer days. Follow the simple Thyme herb recipes mentioned below to make yourself a cup suited to your liking!

1. Thyme leaf tea

Ingredients

  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme/ a teabag of thyme tea
  • 1 ½ cups of water

Serves 1

Instructions

For your Thyme recipes starter, place fresh sprigs of thyme leaf or a teabag of thyme leaf tea into a cup. Add boiling hot water to the cup and cover. Let it steep for about 5 minutes. Remove sprigs/teabag before drinking.

2. Lemon and thyme green tea

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 3-4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • a pinch of grated lemon peel
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • Sugar, optional

Serves 1

Instructions

In a cup add a teabag of green tea and pour boiling hot water to it. Add the sprigs of thyme and grated lemon peel to it. Cover for a few minutes and let it steep. Uncover and remove teabag. Strain the tea. Add lemon juice and honey to it. Stir until honey dissolves. You may also add sugar if you like. Enjoy!

Bonus Facts: Lemon is one of our favorite detoxing agents, and this might just be the beginning of your lemon thyme recipes. Furthermore, lemon and ginger are also known to treat whooping coughs. Added to thyme tea, these sprinkles can do wonders to not only the taste but also your overall health!

3. Lemon and thyme infused ice tea

Ingredients

  • 5 cups of water
  • 4 teabags of black tea
  • 6 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 tbsp of grated lemon peel
  • Honey (optional)
  • Lemon (optional)
  • Ice cubes (optional)

Serves 4

Instructions

Add water to a large saucepan and add teabags of black tea, brewing until it is ready. Add a few sprigs of thyme and grated lemon peel into the pot with the hot tea. Add some lemon juice and honey if you wish for the drink to be more citrusy and sweet. Wait for the tea to cool and then place pot into fridge to chill. Serve with ice and decorate with fresh sprigs of thyme.

4. Citrusy thyme hot punch

Ingredients

  • 4 black tea bags,
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cloves
  • 12 sprigs thyme; plus more for serving
  • 1 1/2 cups raspberry juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 10 cups of water

Serves 8-10

Instructions

Bring 10 cups water to a boil in a large pot. Reduce heat and bring to a simmer. Add tea bags, lemon and orange slices, sugar, cloves, and thyme sprigs. Let it simmer while covered for about ten minutes. Remove from heat and discard the tea bags. Stir in raspberry and lemon juice. Garnish with thyme sprigs and serve

5. Cinnamon thyme tea

Ingredients

  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 3tsp dried thyme
  • 1tsp loose tea
  • Sugar as per taste
  • 3 cups water

Serves 2-3

Instructions

Heat the water in a saucepan and bring it to boil. Add the thyme, cinnamon and allow it to boil for 3-4 minutes. Cover it with a lid. After 3-4 minutes, remove the cover and add tea leaves, sugar to it. Allow the mixture to boil on low flame for about 5-6 minutes. Once done, strain the tea in a cup with the help of a strainer. The benefits of cinnamon itself are countless and it is known & suggested for use in high blood pressure conditions.

6. Peach thyme tea

Ingredients

  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme/ a teabag of thyme tea
  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • Slices of peach
  • Ice cubes

Serves 1

Instructions

Place fresh sprigs of thyme leaf or a teabag of thyme leaf tea into a cup. Add boiling hot water to the cup and cover. Let it steep for about 5 minutes. Remove sprigs/teabag. Add slices of peach and let it cool down before placing it in the refrigerator. Serve cold with ice. Garnish with sprigs of thyme.

Try these Thyme tea recipes the way we recommend or change them up to your liking for some thyme-time! These simple recipes pose a great deal of other health benefits like weight loss and cholesterol control too. Enjoy these diverse recipes and add them to your herbal life.