Thyme tea can be enjoyed any time of year, but it’s particularly beneficial during the change of seasons.
With Spring around the corner many people start to feel the effects of hay fever. A pot of thyme tea is always on the brew in our house, I love Thyme tea any time of the year but it is particularly beneficial during the change of seasons.
People have been drinking thyme tea since way before the days of matcha lattes. And for good reason: It’s believed that the compounds in a cozy cup of thyme tea can help protect the body from germs. Ancient wisdom had people using thyme tea for its strong antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties. Thyme supports the immune system and clears the lungs — it is a wonderful remedy for a sore or scratchy throat. Thyme helps produce beneficial effects on the neurological system because of a compound it contains called carvacrol. It has a natural calming and supporting effect on the neurological system. Add it to your pre-bed routine or sip it during the day in high-stress moments — either way, you may just find that it calms your mind.
2 springs of fresh thyme
300-450ml of hot water
Optional: fresh lemon and / or raw honey
Place fresh thyme in a mug and pour hot water over, allow to steep for 15 minutes or more. Remove thyme springs or strain. Sweeten with raw honey and / or lemon. Sip and enjoy! 🙂
Alternatively, a thyme-infused water can be made by soaking fresh thyme springs overnight in a pitcher of room temperature water and sipped the next day for hydration & healing benefits.
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