Let’s be clear. I’m not dispensing medical advice here. I just have a killer cold and this is what I’m having right now and it’s pretty tasty (although I can’t taste that well right now) so I thought I’d share. It has a bunch of the commonly recommended cold fighting stuff: citrus for vitamin C, honey to boost immune system, ginger for virus fighting stuff, and black tea… I read that it does something like “speed the action of cilia, the tiny hairlike cells lining your nasal passages, helping them expel germs.”

ginger lemon tea honey

Cold Fighting Tea

  • 2 cups water
  • 1.5 ounces fresh ginger, cut into 3 pieces and smashed
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1 tea bag (black tea)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

Instructions –

1. In a small pot, bring water to a boil. Add ginger. Squeeze juice of lemon in and then drop the rind in. Add tea bag (tie string to pot handle). Stir in honey. Return to a simmer and cook for 3 minutes.

2. Remove the tea bag and continue simmering for another 7 minutes. Strain into cup and enjoy.

Cold Fighting Tea 2

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