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Warm Lemon, Honey, and Ginger Soother

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This tangy infusion was inspired by a combination of Indian, Egyptian, and Costa Rican wisdom for soothing the common cold. Make a pot in the morning when you are not feeling well and drink throughout the day, reheating by the mugful as needed. My husband and I keep these ingredients on hand throughout the winter just because we like it. For children, add a splash of orange juice to cool it down."
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10 m servings 71
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 cups)


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  1. Place honey, lemon juice, ginger, and cinnamon in a teapot or 4-cup glass measuring beaker with spout. Pour boiling water over mixture and stir well until honey is dissolved. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. The ginger should sink to the bottom, but may be strained out while pouring into mug.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Peel the ginger root before grating.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 71 calories; 0.1 20.8 0.4 0 8 Full nutrition

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This was pleasantly delicious and soothing. At first it did not seem to appetizing but I was glad I made it. I do not have a cold but was looking for something soothing. I scaled the recipe bac...

Very happy with this tea; have the flu and made this to boost the immune system - great flavor.

I did not add the cinnamon. This not only taste delicious, but soothes a sore throat.

I like it a lot. I added a tad more fresh, grated ginger root and more fresh lemon juice. Its going to be our new winter and fall drink. We will even try the fresh orange juice and probably ice ...

I doubled the recipe but not the honey (I used raw). To me it tastes like a hot cider w/o the apples. I have a cold so this is the yummiest way to lick it. Highly recommended.