Lemon Thyme Green Tea Recipe
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Lemon Thyme Green Tea Recipe

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Fresh sprigs of lemon thyme make this citrusy tea so refreshing that it’s like sipping summer from a cup. In our family we like to drink it on the porch, while enjoying the warm weather. —Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 quarts water
  • 8 individual green tea bags
  • 12 fresh lemon thyme sprigs or 8 fresh thyme sprigs plus 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Sugar, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil; remove from heat. Add tea bags and lemon thyme sprigs; steep, covered, 3 minutes. Discard tea bags; steep, covered, 3 minutes longer. Strain tea. Add honey and lemon juice; stir until honey is dissolved. Stir in sugar if desired. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Thyme Green Tea in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p179

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