Thyme tea has been known to impart many health benefits for centuries.
Thyme grows all over the world and it's many differing varieties can be found from Greenland to Asia. As with many herbs most thyme can be found in the Mediterranean area.
In medieval times, women would often give knights and warriors gifts that included thyme leaves as it was believed to bring courage to the bearer. Thyme was also used as incense and placed on coffins during funerals as it was supposed to assure passage into the next life.