This is my favorite tea, my dad used to make it for me all the time. It is a sweet and sour tea. You taste the honey and then the lemon! YUM,YUM,YUM! Great for soothing sore throats!

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
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Directions

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  • Pour water into a mug. Add honey and heat in the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Stir in lemon juice, mixing until honey is dissolved, then stir in the sugar.

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Nutrition Facts

62.9 calories; 0.1 g protein; 16.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 0.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2003
Lemon 'tea' is the best thing for a sore throat. It kills bacteria, and soothes the throat. I do not think you should add the extra sugar, though! And its best to roll two lemons, juice them, then stick a slice of the lemon in the water. Very, very good! ^_^ Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/09/2011
I love lemon water. I drink it during the summer cold, and in the winter warm. That being said, I really didn't care for the honey in this. I'm really glad I tasted it before adding the extra sugar as well, it would have been way too sweet and strange tasting. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 104
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
Lemon 'tea' is the best thing for a sore throat. It kills bacteria, and soothes the throat. I do not think you should add the extra sugar, though! And its best to roll two lemons, juice them, then stick a slice of the lemon in the water. Very, very good! ^_^ Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
Wonderful on a sore throat! I always remember my Mom and Grandmother making this. For some reason these old home rememdies just seem to work really well - thanks I'm starting to feel a little better already! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
Really good! The honey makes it slide down the throat really nicely and counteracts the sour flavor of the lemon. The lemon on the other hand adds just the right amount of tang to keep the honey from tasting sickly sweet. I will definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
When ever anyone in my family has a sore throat or the flu We go straight for the tea with honey. I boil water and steep a tea bag in a mug and add a tablespoon of honey. Does not need sugar. I usually make it without the lemon but the lemon is good also. Honey is very good for you and is very soothing on a sore or irritated throat and tea also has many benefits too. Great anytime! Thanks Cookin kth! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
Not exactly tea but nevertheless it was quite good! I actually had to use about 3 or 4 tsp of lemon juice to make it more flavourful. I liked how I initially tasted only honey but then a pleasant lemon aftertaste surfaced. I'd make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2008
This is great hot but i like to make it over ice especially over the summer. I start out with a coffee mug and put the honey and lemon in with a little bit of hot water to melt it together. Pour over ice and add water the rest of the way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2006
I started drinking this while I had laryngitis and the flu but this week I'm all better and still craving it. I'm sippin' on some right now as a matter of fact! All the ingredients can be altered to taste so do your own thing with this one. I guarantee you can figure out a way to like it. Oh by the way my grandma used to make these with a shot of whiskey and call it a Hot Tottie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2008
People here recommended me this recipe when my husband had a sore throat. I used 4t honey and skipped the sugar. Great result. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2007
This works great to ease the pain of a sore throat and it tastes great too. My kids hate tea so this is the perfect alternative for them. I used a bit more honey. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/09/2011
I love lemon water. I drink it during the summer cold, and in the winter warm. That being said, I really didn't care for the honey in this. I'm really glad I tasted it before adding the extra sugar as well, it would have been way too sweet and strange tasting. Read More
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