Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Black Tea with Thyme is a uniquely herbaceous Flavoured Tea. It is a combination of Keemun Tea from China with the plant of the same name. When brewed, expect a full-bodied and earthy flavour followed by a refreshing finish.
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The Ingredients in Thyme Black Tea
Blending Black Tea and Thyme is a match made in heaven. However, each ingredient has its unique story and origins. The tale of Tea is over 5,000 years old. Legend has it that an ancient Chinese Emperor named Shennong discovered it by accident.
Since then, the world has been introduced to not only Green Tea but White, Oolong and, of course, Black Tea. It is now the second most-consumed drink across the planet.
Meanwhile, Thyme Tea (Thymus vulgaris) is a perennial shrub from Europe and Asia. Reaching heights of up to 20 centimetres tall, it consists of a woody stem, seasonal flowers and aromatic green leaves.
In ancient Egypt, the plant played a role in embalming rituals. In ancient Rome, it was thought to combat poison. Then, in the 1340s, people believed it warded off the plague! It is today best enjoyed in Tea.
How to Make Black Tea with Thyme
- Put about five grams of Tea into a Filter or Infuser.
- Place the Tea-filled accessory in a cup of your choice.
- Pour in freshly boiled water at temperatures of 100°C.
- Allow it to infuse for 3-5 minutes for the finest flavour.
How to Serve: Those looking for an extra kick could add more Thyme Tea. Alternatively, serve with a dollop of honey or a slice of lemon. Another option is to enjoy it without additions.
Tasting Notes: Embrace a bold earthy note with herbaceous overtones.
Black Tea with Thyme Benefits
As a standalone component, Thyme Tea contains a wealth of health-promoting chemical compounds. These include - but are not limited to - Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Naringenin, Thymol, Carvacrol, Borneol, Geraniol, Linalool, Bornyl, and Linalyl Acetate.
Black Tea, too, boasts an abundance of constituents such as Vitamins B2, B5, B9 and D, as well as Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese and Sodium.
But what, exactly, can these nutrients offer concerning the benefits of Black Tea and Thyme? According to the latest scientific research, the infusion can promote weight loss, boost immunity, reduce blood pressure and treat acne blemishes.
There is also preliminary evidence pointing to the possibility of it helping people with herpes, fibromyalgia and sclerosis. We await further studies before endorsing it.
Anyone wishing to learn more could read our Thyme Tea Benefits articles.