SLEEPY THYME TEA

In the UK we’re no strangers to a cup of tea but we rarely think of those little dry leaves as the fresh green plants that they were before drying. Luckily, when it became the fashion to make tea from fresh mint leaves, we all awakened to the idea that fresh herbs could be made into delicious and powerful infusions. So here’s a super simple and oh-so-gorgeous tea made from thyme. It's one of those herbs that, if you’re lucky enough to have some outside space, is wonderfully hardy.

Thyme provides a natural defence against colds + flus. It is wonderfully soothing for coughs, as it aids in the  dilation of blood vessels, and it also has antiseptic properties Amazing, huh? Drink it when you’re feeling a bit under the weather, after a meal for digestive support, or at night time as a soothing and refreshing tea. Make this aromatic tea with store-bought fresh thyme or, even better, a couple of sprigs freshly picked from your garden or windowsill (remember to wash it well from pollutants depending on where you live). You can also make it with oregano (thyme’s relative), or rosemary.

Ingredients

1-2 sprig of thyme + hot water

Method

  1. Put the thyme in a cup and add 250ml/9fl oz freshly boiled water.

  2. Leave to steep for a few minutes, and enjoy with the thyme still in the cup.  

Jasmine Hemsley