Thyme tea is a comforting herbal tea made with just 2 simple ingredients (fresh thyme leaves and hot water) in less than 5 minutes!
I love to have this soothing cup of tea for my afternoon tea time. Simply adding fresh thyme to water that has been brought to a boil. Super easy, right?
I usually use homegrown thyme from my garden to make this delicious herbal tea. Sometimes, I make mint tea or sage tea, depending on what herbs I have in the garden.
Thyme Tea tastes like a mix of fresh, floral, and earthy notes, which will also be present once you take a sip from this aromatic beverage.
For me, this herbal tea is so important, especially during the winter. Not only does this tea taste wonderful, but it also has a wonderfully calming and comforting effect on the body and mind once consumed.
Why I Love This Recipe
- It is quick and easy to prepare.
- This tea is restorative and delicious! Store it for quite some time, and only get a cup or two when you want to, and the rest can be stored well in the fridge.
- If you are a tea drinker, having this tea at home will give your collection another undeniably good tea flavor, thus expanding your sorts of tea.
- It can be served for breakfast, at teat time or at night.
- It is a popular herb that is easy to find in any supermarket.
Note: This is an overview of the ingredients. See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Fresh Thyme. I actually prefer fresh thyme to make this tea because it produces a mild flavour and strong aroma.
Boiling Water. Fresh thyme will not be able to produce its wonderful flavors without the help of boiling water.
“See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.”
How To Make Thyme Tea?
One: Coarsely chop the thyme sprigs and then place them into a tea infuser, or simply add 2-3 sprigs of the fresh thyme to the tea cup.
Two: Put the infuser into a teacup and pour the boiling water over it; cover with a small plate and let it steep for about 3-5 minutes.
- Drinking this tea when it is too hot will not allow you to taste the full flavor of thyme since all you can feel is the heat of the water. Thus, it is best to leave the tea for a few minutes until it cools down a bit before you take your first sip.
- 2 to 3 sprigs of thyme is my recommended amount of thyme for a cup. However, you can be as generous as to add 4 to 5 thyme springs into the water. It will give you a more prominent and flavorful taste depending on your preference.
- You may serve this tea cold. Just pour it into a tall glass and add some ice cubes. You may then add slices of apples or peaches for a refreshing afternoon drink.
- This recipe is already just as excellent as it is. However, if you wish to explore more and want to experiment with what addition can make this tea even better. Try my grandma's addition and add a drop of honey to make your cup of tea extra sweet if you are into sweet tea.
- If you are more on a stronger cup of tea, you can add some lemon or ginger to your thyme tea for it to become more zingy or strong to taste.
If you plan to prepare a large amount of this drink, store it in an air-tight jar or pitcher and refrigerate it when you already want a cup or glass of it.
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How To Make Thyme Tea
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme
- 2 cups boiling water
- Coarsely chop the thyme sprigs and then place them into a tea infuser, or simply add 2-3 sprigs of the fresh thyme to the tea cup.3 sprigs fresh thyme, 2 cups boiling water
- Put the infuser into a teacup and pour the boiling water over it; cover with a small plate and let it steep for about 3-5 minutes.
- Drinking this tea when it is too hot will not allow you to taste the full flavor of thyme. Thus, it is best to leave the tea for a few minutes until it cools down a bit before you take your first sip.
- You may serve this tea cold. Just pour it into a tall glass and add some ice cubes.