Thymus citriodorus, commonly known as Lemon Thyme, originated in southern Europe and northern Africa, but the Romans are credited with its spread. It has been regarded since Ancient Greek times as a symbol of bravery, as well as an expectorant and pleasantly aromatic herb.
HOW DOES IT TASTE?
A refreshing and complex herb, Lemon Thyme balances the woody, balsamic notes of Thyme with an invigorating lemon flavour. Infusions of Lemon Thyme are smooth and fresh, and the subtle sweetness of the plant replaces the bitterness sometimes found in regular Thyme.
GOOD IF YOU ARE FEELING
Run-down or unwell. Lemon Thyme is full of vitamins and minerals that may boost your immune system and promote relaxation. With its decongestant properties, Lemon Thyme can help you breathe a little easier.
HOW IT IS MADE
Organically cultivated plants originate in our nursery and are selected from the best adapted cultivars. Harvesting is done by hand near the flowering stage of the plant cycle (when essential oil concentration is higher). Leaves are dried at low temperatures, never exceeding 25ºC. The best leaves are selected by hand.
HOW TO PREPARE
Combine 2 tablespoons of Lemon Thyme leaves with 1 litre of 85°C water in your vessel of choice (tea strainer, tea pot, or even right into the mug). Let the leaves steep for 5-7 minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea.
Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, Lemon Thyme can help strengthen your immune system and promote good health. Its anti-inflammatory and decongestant qualities suggest an infusion of Lemon Thyme can also help ease your respiratory tract and soothe a pesky cough.
Lemon Thyme is a versatile herb that can complement your favourite dishes. It is a great replacement for lemon juice or zest, adding a pleasant lemon flavour to poultry, seafood, or roasted vegetables. Try adding it to soup, stuffing, or even baked goods.