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This Honey Grapefruit Cucumber Thyme Tea recipe is a healthy combination of sweet, tart, and fresh flavors. Naturally sweetened with raw honey, this tea serves great as a powerful dose of antioxidants, boost in digestion, and boost in your overall immune system; made from grapefruit, cucumber, thyme sprigs, and lime juice. Can be served hot or cold, is easy to make, and perfect for any day or season, especially during the cooler months. Vegan option available.
Where do I honestly begin with this Honey Grapefruit Cucumber Thyme Tea? I'm such a HUGE fan of tea. It's truly a staple within the Jamaican culture and I grew up seeing the adults in my family drink tea daily-----sometimes twice a day, depending on the circumstance. While I wasn't a fan of it in my earlier years, things definitely have changed once I became in my late teens where I began my own love for a good ole' cup of tea. Haha.
Growing up in a Jamaican household, teas such as cerasee, mint, garlic, ginger, and so many other herbal teas were the everyday go-to's. While such teas are REALLY bold in flavor (sometimes off-putting depending on the herb or ingredient), their health benefits go far beyond the taste and proved to be more beneficial. Most of the teas were boiled over the stovetop from their natural "bush" or herb and then lightly sweetened and enjoyed.
Today, I still adopt a lot of those principles and although I do love tea bags and the variations available, I always find myself leaning back into creating my teas from natural, raw ingredients for added benefit.
This tea in particular is awesome because it's super easy to make, conveniently can be used as a 'meal prep', immune-boosting, and can be enjoyed either hot or cold.
Plus, it's definitely a refreshing take on my very first detox drink that many of you love to this day-----Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice! Such an easy blend and drink.
Together, the ingredients in this homemade Honey Grapefruit Cucumber Thyme Tea have some amazing health benefits, including:
That is why I began making my teas + juices with powerful ingredients, especially during the cooler months. Previously, I made this Healthy Citrus Pear Ginger Detox Tea, which has immune boosting properties that are without question. Made from fresh oranges, ginger roots, pears, lemons, grapefruit, and naturally sweetened, this tea is a great recipe for the entire family. Easy to make, vegan + gluten-free.
Keep any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly covered in your pitcher or in a sealed mason jar. Best if consumed within a few days. To serve—reheat on the stove top and enjoy!
This drink can also be consumed cold, if preferred. Simply let it cool completely once stepped before adding it to a sealed jar or pitcher and refrigerated before serving over ice, if desired.
Absolutely! To add a boost and make this Honey Grapefruit Cucumber Thyme Tea more powerful, you can add mint leaves, turmeric/black pepper, SeaMoss or apple cider vinegar to the mix!
If you make this Honey Grapefruit Cucumber Thyme Tea, be sure to tag me on Instagram @orchidsandsweettea!