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Lemon Thyme Green Tea

Fresh sprigs of lemon thyme make this citrusy tea so refreshing—it’s like sipping summer from a cup. My family and I enjoy it so much that it’s a staple on our southern front porch.—Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 33 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 9g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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