At the end of summer my daughter harvested a ton of the Lemon Thyme we have growing outside our kitchen. The German and I usually prefer to cook with the traditional thyme and hadn’t taken much from the Lemon Thyme plants. So they got really big and bushy.
Lemon Thyme grows so easily and it is truly a beautiful plant. It’s variegated leaves grow low and wide, almost acting as a ground cover.
When my daughter said she wanted to make a tea from the aromatic leaves I gave her the thumbs up, not really expecting what we got!
- She boiled about 6 cups water and seeped a good bunch of the herb together in a large pitcher.
- Then she added 1/2 cup of sugar.
- Then when it was almost cool, she filled the rest of the pitcher up with cold water.
I can’t tell you how delicious this simple seeped tea turned out! I suppose you could “dress it up” with some fresh lemon or cinnamon but I love it simple, uncomplicated.
We keep making it as it runs out, which is just about every day 🙂
We’ve harvested almost all the Lemon Thyme. Next year, we’ll be planting 10 times as much, that’s for sure!