French Healing Tea Recipe

The French sip this tea for pure pleasure, but it is also wonderfully healing for sore throats, upper respiratory troubles, and tummy bugs. Itís been a brutal flu season here in upstate New York, but this delicious tea has helped all of us who have tried it.

The recipe only calls for one herbal ingredient, and you probably have it on your kitchen shelf. As you sip, think of cozy French farmhouses surrounded by fields just beginning to thaw after the long cold winter. The sun is getting stronger. Spring is returning. Life is good.


1 cup boiling water
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (1 teaspoon fresh)

1. Place thyme in cup and cover with boiling water. Cover and allow to steep for 10 minutes.

2. Strain and serve, with honey and/or lemon, if you like.

Makes one serving.

By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.

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Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Nimue Pendragon
Nimue Pendragon3 years ago

Thanks :)

Kenneth D.
Kenneth Davies3 years ago


Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Wayne J.
Wayne J.4 years ago

It works pretty well for sore gums as well, as thyme has wonderful anti inflammatory properties.

judith shiel4 years ago


Irene Metz
Irene Metz4 years ago

I'm going to be trying this today.

Bon L.
Bon L.4 years ago

Thanks for the info.