8 DIY Herbal Tea Recipes (2024)

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Make tea in 5 minutes with fresh herbs and boiling water! Here are all the best herbal tea recipes to try with fresh herbs.

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Did you know you can make tea with fresh herbs and boiling water? It takes just 5 minutes to make a cup of restorative herbal tea! This is perfect for the summer when fresh herbs are plentiful: but they work in any season. You’ll be amazed at the flavor of this simple trick!

Here are all the best herbal tea recipes using fresh herbs! We’ve tried them all and weeded out herbs that don’t taste so great (ah em, parsley). They’re super simple to make: after you make them once, you hardly need the recipe. Memorize it and make herbal tea on repeat!

And now…the best herbal tea recipes!

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Mint Tea

Got fresh mint on hand? Try making mint tea! It’s restorative, delicious, and takes just 5 minutes to steep into a flavorful herbal tea. When Alex and I tried this for the first time, we were astounded by the flavor. Mint tea tastes fresh and bright. It’s a great way to wake up in the morning as an alternative to coffee.

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Thyme Tea

Thyme tea is restorative, delicious, and takes just 5 minutes to steep into a flavorful tea. When we tried this herbal tea for the first time, we were astounded by the flavor. Thyme tea tastes herby, fragrant and satisfying. It’s a fun way to make DIY tea, and makes drinking water much more exciting.

Have you tried ginger tea? An herbal tea is tea made from dried fruits, flowers, spices or herbs. So while ginger root is not considered an herb, but this ginger tea is an herbal tea! It's cozy and warming: full of spicy ginger flavor, with a hint of tangy lemon and sweet honey. It’s a good substitute for coffee, if you’re trying to avoid caffeine. And it’s got some potential health benefits like aiding digestion, reducing inflammation, and more.

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Oregano Tea

Fresh oregano transforms in 5 minutes into an earthy, fresh herbal tea that’s positively restorative! All you need is a few sprigs and boiling water! While oregano is best known for flavoring Italian recipes, its flavor lends intrigue to tea. This recipe is best in the summer when you’ve got fresh herbs growing in your garden or in pots. .

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Lavender Tea

Lavender herbal tea is uniquely delicious! Tea made with lavender blossoms has a subtle floral undertone. Sweetened with honey it’s a delightfully soothing cup. It has some potential health benefits, too. Here’s how to make it!

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Sage Tea

Let’s makesage tea! It takes just 5 minutes, and this steaming cup is positively restorative. The flavor of sage herbal tea is just as you would expect: cozy and pine-forward! Add a hint of sweetener and lemon to round out the flavors, and it’s positively delicious.

Try this flavor-poppingLemon Ginger Tea! Using real ginger, lemon and honey, you can make an herbal tea that’s evenbetterthan bags or loose leaf tea. The flavor is bold, citrusy and spicy from the ginger! It’s intensely cozy and satisfying. Here’s how to make this soothing drink in 5 minutes.

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Rosemary Tea

In just 5 minutes, you have a cup of cozy rosemary herbal tea. This tea has a fresh, piney essence. Combine it with a touch of sweetener and a squeeze of lemon for the perfect flavor! It’s got a wintery vibe in its flavor, but it’s also great in the summer when herbs are at their best.

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Lemon Tea

Need a soothing drink that takes just 2 minutes to make? TryLemon Tea! This herbal tea is a simple infusion of water, lemon and honey, and it’s amazing what those three ingredients can do. This drink is soothing for sore throats and colds, and invigorating as a morning drink. It’s simple to make, low in calories and hydrating!

Herbal tea benefits

There are lots of purported benefits to herbal tea. While we can’t promise these herbal tea recipes will cure all your ailments, drinking a cup is positively restorative! Here are some sources that provide benefits of drinking tea made with each herb:

  • Sage tea: Sage may have anti-cancer properties and improvement of memory, brain and skin health. (Source: Benefits of Sage Tea)
  • Rosemary tea: Rosemary may improve mood, lower blood sugar, and aid digestion. (Source:Benefits of Rosemary Tea)
  • Mint tea: Mint may soothe upset stomachs and headaches, boost energy, and more. (Source: Health Benefits of Mint)
  • Oregano tea: Oregano may fight bacteria, have anti-cancer properties, and decrease inflammation. (Source:Benefits of Oregano)
  • Thyme tea: Thyme may soothe a sore throat, help with digestion, and more.(Source:Benefits of Thyme)

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Mint Herbal Tea

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
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Mint tea is a restorative herbal tea made with just boiling water and fresh mint! Make it with peppermint or spearmint for a refreshing drink.



  • 8 fresh mint leaves, left on stem
  • Boiling water


  1. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Wash the mint thoroughly.
  3. Place the mint in a mug, and pour over the boiling water. Allow the thyme to steep for 5 minutes. Remove the mint and enjoy. (Alternate method: If you prefer, you can also chop the mint leaves and place them in a tea strainer before steeping.)
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Boiled
  • Cuisine: Tea
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Herbal Tea Recipes, Mint Tea

More tea recipes

Outside of these herbal tea recipes, here are a few more tasty tea recipes you might enjoy:

  • Iced Tea Recipe This easy method takes only a few minutes of hands on time and makes the best flavor.
  • Classic Sweet Tea Amazing flavor! Easy to make and sweetened just enough.
  • Cold Brew Tea The easiest iced tea! Only 1 minute of hands on time and has a beautifully smooth flavor.

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