Lemon Thyme Green Tea
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 TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 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
- 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 Facts1 cup: 33 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 9g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Originally published as Lemon Thyme Green Tea in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2015