When I lived in the south of France in the early ’90s, I was often served thyme tea in the homes of my friends. Fresh thyme grows wild there in the fields and forests. I loved going for walks there on a hot day and smelling the thyme fragrance baking in the sun. Fresh thyme is best for tea but dried thyme will do nicely.
3 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Pour the boiled water over the leaves and let steep for about four minutes. You may leave it in longer, but depending on the quality and age of the leaves, it may become bitter. Serve it hot or chilled.