In the Know
If you consider yourself kitchen savvy, you’re very likely quite familiar with the evergreen herb, thyme. You may even be into growing your own herbs, and snip fresh thyme from you garden to incorporate into a favorite or experimental dish. However, we bet you didn’t know that thyme boasts a rich history, one that lends itself to deeper exploration. Let’s go …
What Exactly is Thyme?
Healer … Protector …
Part of the mint family, and a relative of oregano, thyme earned a reputation in ancient times as a powerful plant, able to accomplish everything from providing courage to warriors, a substance for ancient Egyptians with which to embalm, a purification tool for Romans, and when stashed under one’s pillow, it was used as a sleep aid. Burned as incense, thyme was even utilized as an aid to carry one’s spirit into the next life. Another interesting fact: before antibiotics were developed, thyme was added when dressing wounds.
Today of course, thyme is best known as a culinary ingredient. A perennial, heat- and sun-loving plant, this delightfully grounded herb prefers its soil well drained, and couldn’t care less if it doesn’t rain for long stretches.
Health Benefits of Thyme Leaf Tea
With such a rich history to learn from, one might question why we’ve become so dependent on lab-made pharmaceuticals for what back then commonly called for backyard plants. Buddha Teas Thyme Leaf Tea offers an opportunity to explore what this ancient herb has to contribute.
What does Buddha Teas Thyme Tea Taste Like?
The first thing you must do prior to taking a sip of our Thyme Leaf Tea is appreciate the gorgeous amber tint, like the translucent gemstone made from tree resin. Visually elevating, your experience begins with the eyes. After seeing this liquid gold, then you can move ahead to smelling it, which will impress you as both subtle and potent, if that’s even possible. In alignment with its scent, the taste of Buddha Teas Thyme Leaf Tea carries you back to a place in time as you take a humble seat at a well-worn table awaiting supper service. The flavor impresses as mellow, herb-like, soothing, savory. Caffeine-free, this tea can (and should!) be enjoyed throughout the day.
How to Make Buddha Teas Thyme Tea
Buddha Teas Thyme Leaf Tea needs a good boil and decently long steep, 4-8 minutes, to extract its full flavor and optimum benefits. We like to cover our cups while steeping as well.
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