Honey and Lemon Tea

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.

Honey and Lemon Tea
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
Elise Bauer

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

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Serving 1 serving

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 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1/2 cup or more hot water

Method

Make the tea:
  1. 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.

Links:

Honey, Ginger, Lemon Tea - from LA Fuji Mama

Honey and Lemon Tea
Elise Bauer
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
130 Calories
0g Fat
35g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 38mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.