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Thyme Tea is a healthy drink that can help support the immune system, soothe a sore throat and cough, and so much more.

Thyme Tea: Home Sweet Homestead #OurFamilyTable

Mention thyme and people automatically think of cooking. It does add delicious flavor to things like chicken and fish, as well as vegetables. But did you know you can also make tea with it? Thyme tea is antimicrobial, and has antifungal and antiviral properties. It also has some of the highest antioxidant levels among herbs.

Feel a cold coming on, or have a scratchy throat, cough, and congestion? Thyme tea is soothing and comforting, and the perfect beverage to sip on during cold and flu season. Not sick? You can still enjoy the immune system boost it offers.

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You can usually find thyme in the produce section of the supermarket, but I prefer using herbs I've grown myself. That way I know it's organic, and hasn't been sprayed with pesticides. Thyme is easy to grow and very prolific.

I'm a mediocre gardener at best, no matter how hard I try, or how many tutorials I watch online, but I've had great success with thyme. I had it growing in a bucket last summer, and left it outside over the winter, and it still came back this spring on it's own! I just pruned it a couple weeks ago, and it's green and beautiful again.

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So next time you're feeling under the weather, make a cup of this simple and comforting thyme tea, and take advantage of it's immune boosting benefits.

Printable recipe

Thyme Tea


3 springs of fresh thyme
10 ounces hot water
1 -2 tablespoons honey
Fresh lemon juice, to taste (optional)


Rinse thyme and place in a mug. Pour hot water over it, and allow to steep for 10 minutes.
Remove thyme, sweeten with honey, and lemon juice if using.
Serve immediately.

April's tip:

Pregnant women should not drink thyme tea as it’s a uterine stimulant. Nursing mothers may want to steer clear of thyme tea as well since it can decrease milk supply.

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