We have all had those days when we have a cold and can't kick its butt. Where our throat is achy and it hurts to swallow. This is a recipe I have developed in the last couple of days. I think I now have the perfect balance of home-remedy qualities and flavor. The honey coats your throat and helps to sooth it. The citrus actually reduces the swelling and adds a great deal of flavor. For all of you who are suffering with a sore throat, get well soon. I hope you like it.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 mug
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat water to near boiling in a kettle.

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  • Put lemon slices, tea leaves, and honey into a mug. Pour water into the mug.

  • Steep tea until the flavor is to your liking, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

37 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 10.3g 3% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 9.9mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2013
What an excellent tea I even had some fresh jasmine flowers on my vine to add in. Update: The first time I tried this tea I was feeling fine now I am sick with a bad head cold and scratchy throat this tea has been a lifesaver for me. I also squeezed in some fresh oranges for some more vitamin C. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2013
What an excellent tea I even had some fresh jasmine flowers on my vine to add in. Update: The first time I tried this tea I was feeling fine now I am sick with a bad head cold and scratchy throat this tea has been a lifesaver for me. I also squeezed in some fresh oranges for some more vitamin C. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2014
Very soothing. Not only will I keep this recipe I will share with other sufferers. Thank you for this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2015
It works! I made this using jasmine green tea as well as hibiscus herbal tea and the honey/lemon does seem to soothe a very sore throat. Thank you elenlinde for sharing the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2013
Great with orange pekoe tea too. I added extra lemon and a little extra locally-produced honey. Very comforting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2015
When I was just a child and would get a bad cold and sore throat my mom would make this recipe and I had to drink it before bed. The only thing she did differently was add a half shot of whiskey! The next morning I felt great the cold had lessened in intensity and was on it's way out! Sandy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2014
Very nice soothing tea. Like another reviewer I added a little extra honey.. A keeper for me. Read More
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