Refreshing and Vibrant Lemon Thyme Iced Tea Recipe

Refresh Your Palette with Lemon Thyme Iced Tea Recipe on the OPA Nutrition Podcast

Episode Overview

In this refreshing episode of the OPA Nutrition Podcast, we dive into the art of making Lemon Thyme Iced Tea, a drink that transforms the ordinary into a sublime health retreat. This zesty beverage combines the crisp tang of lemon with the subtle, herbal notes of thyme, creating a refreshing drink that’s as beneficial as it is delightful. Join us as we guide you through each step of crafting this citrus-infused symphony, perfect for savoring on a sunny day or whenever you need a burst of refreshment.

Crafting Your Citrus Symphony

Ingredients and Preparation

To create a batch of Lemon Thyme Iced Tea, start by gathering 4 cups of cold water, 1 cup of sugar (which can be substituted with honey or agave nectar for a more natural sweetness), 2 sprigs of fresh thyme, 2 lemons, and some ice cubes for serving. Begin the preparation by simmering the water and sugar in a large saucepan until the sugar has completely dissolved. Next, zest the two lemons directly into the simmering sugar solution, followed by squeezing in the lemon juice, taking care to ensure no seeds enter the mixture. Add the fresh thyme sprigs to the saucepan, then reduce the heat to allow the flavors to gently infuse for about 10-15 minutes. After the infusion period, remove the thyme sprigs, strain the tea to remove any solids, and allow it to cool to room temperature. When ready to serve, fill a glass with ice, pour the chilled tea over it, and garnish with a sprig of thyme to add a touch of elegance to this refreshing beverage. This process combines the zesty flavor of lemon with the aromatic essence of thyme in a beautifully simple and elegant iced tea.

Cooking Time & Servings

This relaxing recipe isn’t just about quenching your thirst; it’s about enjoying the process. Total preparation and cooling time is about an hour, rewarding you with four servings of this aromatic and tantalizing iced tea.

Nutritional Insights

Health Benefits

Lemon Thyme Iced Tea isn’t just a pleasure for the taste buds; it’s also a healthful choice. Each serving contains approximately 120 calories and 32 grams of carbohydrates, with no fat or protein. The natural properties of lemons and thyme enrich the drink with vitamins and antioxidants, making it a wholesome option for anyone looking to enhance their diet with flavorful hydration.

Listener Engagement

Tips and Tricks

For those without access to a garden, dried thyme can substitute fresh thyme and still deliver a fantastic flavor. If you’re seeking a zestier kick, consider replacing one of the lemons with a grapefruit or an orange. The key to unlocking the full potential of this iced tea lies in the patience of steeping; it’s essential for melding the flavors into a cohesive and robust profile.


As this episode of the OPA Nutrition Podcast wraps up, we invite you to try making Lemon Thyme Iced Tea yourself. This recipe not only provides a delicious way to stay hydrated but also introduces an element of calmness and pleasure to your routine. Share your creations and any tweaks you make to personalize the recipe. Dive into the world of homemade beverages that promise both health benefits and great taste with Lemon Thyme Iced Tea.

Blog Post:

Enjoyed our discussion on today’s recipe? Make sure to visit our blog post titled: Refreshing and Vibrant Lemon Thyme Iced Tea: Ultimate Summer Quencher Recipe. There you’ll find detailed instructions and extra tips, along with a step-by-step guide and additional insights to help you enhance your cooking skills.

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