We all know thyme, a tasty herb that you can use in various dishes. But did you know that you can also make a delicious tea from thyme? And it’s not just any tea.


Versatile properties of thyme

Thyme has a very old history and has many applications. Greeks and Romans used thyme as a medicinal herb against, among other things, lung diseases, rheumatism, paralysis, stomach cramps, growths, headaches and nervous weaknesses.

Freshly made thyme tea has many special properties. It helps to fight a cold effectively, among other things. Thyme dissolves mucus in the respiratory tract, thereby stimulating breathing, helping to prevent violent coughing, and relieving sore throat.

The tea also calms the stomach, relieves nausea, helps with flatulence, promotes digestion and stimulates blood flow throughout the abdominal area. In addition, thyme has an expectorant effect, contributes to regular menstruation, helps stimulate memory, and has strong antibacterial, anti-viral and antifungal properties. 

You don't have to wait to drink thyme tea until you have symptoms. Thyme tea has a delicious taste. It is refreshing and suitable to be drunk regularly as herbal tea. Give it a try and enjoy!


Applications of thyme

Thyme goes well with many ingredients and dishes. Both meat and vegetable dishes enjoy the presence of thyme. Thyme is also essential in a tomato sauce. 

Thyme can be used both dried and fresh. If you want a stronger thyme taste, you can use dried thyme in your dishes.

You can also use thyme in your bath. The herb is therefore very versatile.

In short, thyme has many benefits, both for your health and for your taste buds! 


Thyme tea recipe

1 serving 

Prep time - 10 mins


2 sprigs of thyme

2 cups (10 oz or 300 ml) water 

1 tablespoon pure honey


1 tablespoon grated ginger 

Bring the water to a boil and add the sprigs of thyme. Let the tea cook gently for 1 minute. Pour the tea into a cup or a glass and let it cool for a while. The tea brews even better during cooling and is at the right temperature to add the honey. The special properties of honey can otherwise be destroyed by the hot water.

You can also add 1 tablespoon grated ginger. Ginger helps to prevent inflammation, among other things. 



  • You can immediately make a liter of tea and store it in a thermos to keep the tea available throughout the day. For this, multiply the amount of ingredients by 4.
  • If you want to drink this tea regularly as herbal tea, you do not have to boil the thyme. Place the thyme sprigs in a large glass or thermos and pour in boiling water. Let the tea brew for about 10 minutes and add the honey. Thyme tea is also delicious without honey.