Preparation of thyme tea
Put fresh thyme in a cup, pour hot, not boiling water over it and let it steep for at least 15 minutes. Remove or strain thyme sprigs. Sweeten with raw honey and/or lemon. Sip and enjoy!
Preparation of thyme water
- 2 whole bunches of fresh thyme petals.
- 1–2 L filtered water or spring water
- optional: fresh lemon, raw honey, berries, cucumber slices, mint, etc.
Fill a pot or jug with room temperature water and add the thyme sprigs. Let sit on the kitchen counter overnight. In the morning, remove/strain the thyme sprigs and add lemon, raw honey or other optional ingredients. Drink the water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
Questions & answers about thyme tea and thyme water
It is important to use fresh thyme to achieve the greatest healing benefits. (In a recent live, Anthony added that if you don’t have fresh thyme on hand, it’s still better to use dried thyme than to avoid it altogether.)
It’s best to let the water cool slightly before pouring it over the tender thyme leaves.
Yes, but the first batch is best.
Yes, and you can drink it throughout the day.
Yes, the thyme water is more hydrating because it is not heated, but the thyme tea also has many healing benefits.
You can enjoy it at any time.
Yes, it is safe during pregnancy.
No, thyme essential oil does not have the same therapeutic effects. Fresh thyme is best.
Yes, it is safe and beneficial for both the mother and the baby.
You can keep it in the fridge for 2–3 days.
Yes, you can use as much as you want.
Yes, you can, but it won’t be as healing.