Honey and Lemon Tea

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Suffering from a cold? Warm your body and soothe your throat with a hot cup of Honey and Lemon Tea! It's the perfect cold remedy.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

I have a cold. At first I thought the sneezing was due to allergies, but then it didn’t go away and I felt rotten, which is what happens when one has a cold. Achooo!!

When I get a cold, I try to remember the laundry list of things that make it all better. Drink lots of water. Check. Take zinc and vitamin C. Check. Take omega 3 fish oil (helps boost immune system). Check. Take elderberry syrup (it’s antiviral). Check. Keep warm. Check.

Another thing on the list that is especially comforting when one has a cold is a hot cup of honey and lemon tea.

Well, strictly speaking, there’s no “tea” in the tea. It’s just honey, lemon juice, and hot water.

But it’s so good, especially if you have a cough or congestion. The lemon juice helps cut through congestion and the honey soothes the throat. 

Honey and Lemon Tea

You can also add fresh ginger to your honey and lemon tea. Sometimes I’ll just have the hot water over ginger. That’s good too!

But usually, it’s just honey and lemon. Now please excuse me while I catch up on the last thing on the list—rest. Peace out. ~Elise

 

Honey and Lemon Tea Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1

If you want, add a sliver or two of fresh ginger to the cup of honey and lemon tea. Note that honey should not be fed to young children under 18 months old.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup or more of hot water

Method

Put honey and lemon juice into a tea cup or mug. Add hot water and stir. Add more lemon juice, honey, or hot water to taste.

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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Bryan

    I love it! It reminds me of my grandma. She used to make it when I got sick as a kid.

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  2. Karime

    It tastes great and immediately helped with congestion but my throat was a bit scratched so it got a bit irritated

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  3. Destiny

    Does it help with sore throats too?

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  4. Nandipha Mokoena

    It Is Very Soothing For Colds❤

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  5. Kayla

    Can you drink it cold?

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