Cold Remedy Tea

Since I started working from home I pretty much stopped getting sick. I still get the occasional cold, but not nearly as often as I used to when I was taking public transportation every day. When I do get sick you’ll find me with my head over a bowl of steaming water and Olbas oil, and a cup of this tea in my hand. The tea recipe comes from one of the oldest and most used books in our home, The New Age Herbalista book that has saved me many trips to the doctor. If nothing else this is a very pleasant tasting tea, great for a cold winter’s day.

Cold Remedy Tea (makes 2 cups or 480ml)

Note: If possible, use organic ingredients. If you want to make enough to last for several days, increase the amounts and keep the strained tea in the refrigerator, reheating as you need it.

1 oz. (30g) fresh ginger sliced (no need to peel it)
1 stick cinnamon, broken into pieces
1 teaspoon (5ml) coriander seeds
3 cloves
1 slice lemon
2 cups  (480ml) water
Honey to sweeten

Put all the ingredients save the honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

 Strain the liquid and sweeten with honey.

Drink at the first signs of chill or sore throat.