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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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Cook's Note:

Peel the ginger root before grating.

Nutrition Facts

72 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 20.8g; fat 0.1g; sodium 8.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2017
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 back to serve 1 and as suggested I used 1 tablespoon of honey and fresh finenely grated ginger. I did not strain the mixture. Definitely will be making this again. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2017
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 back to serve 1 and as suggested I used 1 tablespoon of honey and fresh finenely grated ginger. I did not strain the mixture. Definitely will be making this again. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2021
Hooked on this warming, soothing, satisfying and simple drink! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2018
I did not add the cinnamon. This not only taste delicious but soothes a sore throat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2017
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2020
I've been having some allergy issues the past few days, and this tea really helped clear some of those sinuses! I really like this. It's spicy, and lemony, and just a feel-good drink. I only used like a drop of honey, as I'm not a big 'sweet' person, and that was perfect for me. I also like that it takes less than 10 minutes to make. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2018
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 it in the hot summer and spring months. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2019
Very happy with this tea; have the flu and made this to boost the immune system - great flavor. Read More
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