I recently posted a recipe for fresh basil tea lemonade -- a favorite of mine. Two days ago I decided to make some iced lemon thyme tea - rather than a lemonade. I love it! I cut and washed a handful/bunch of lemon thyme (branches and all), placed it in 2 cups of boiling water, brought it back to a boil, and let it steep covered for 10 minutes and drained - pressing the thyme leaves/branches hard. I added a tiny bit of lemon juice so that it wouldn't turn darker as it cooled -- and then put in fridge until cold. I didn't add ice cubes nor sugar. I love it!! Today I am increasing the water to 3.5 cups and increasing steep time to 15 min. Once cooled, I'll pour it over ice and see what the strength is. It is so wonderful to snip herbs from my deck planters and make fresh herbal tea.