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Homemade Thyme and Honey Herbal Tea

Nobody enjoys being sick, and as Clevelanders, we know all about cold weather coughs. If you are like us, it happens every year, and it is no fun. Sure there are cough drops and syrups, but our favorite remedy for a winter cough is herbal tea.

You have likely already heard of or even tried lemon ginger tea. But what if we told you there is a powerful herbal tea combination that works even better?

In this article, we will teach you how to make homemade thyme and honey tea. Plus, we will let you in on the little known health benefits associated with thyme.

homemade thyme and honey hot tea recipe

How To Make Thyme and Honey Tea


(makes 8 ounces)

  •     1 teaspoon thyme, fresh or dried
  •     1 Tablespoon honey
  •     8 ounces very hot water


  1. Steep the thyme in the boiling water for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add the honey and stir thoroughly.
  3. If it’s not sweet enough, add more honey.

Tips: try adding lemon for some immune-boosting vitamin C!

thyme and honey steeping in hot water for tea

Thyme and honey tea benefits

It is well known that hot tea with honey can help with nasal congestion and soothe a sore throat. The addition of thyme adds another set of powerful health benefits, including:

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Alleviates cough
  • Boosts immunity
  • Boosts mood

(according to this article on

Health benefits aside, this hot thyme and honey tea tastes great. You thought thyme was good in your cooking? Wait until you try it in tea. Cozy up with the relaxing aromas of this all-natural herb this winter; we promise you will not be disappointed!

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