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I’m drinking this because I’m still fighting off this stupid cold, didn’t do much today aside from eating and lying around, well that’s ok. We all need a break sometimes….
This seems like a mix of immune enhancing herbs combined with herbs that make you sleepy I taste a lot of chamomile in this blend and it’s very minty. There is something bitter in here I don’t quite like, I think perhaps it’s the linden flower?
Anyway I wasn’t expecting a whole lot from this and obviously am not going to drink it solely for the flavor but am pleased to report it goes down fairly easily.
The effectiveness of this tea against colds, I can’t confirm, but it certainly tastes better than any cold medicine I’ve ever had! In the bag, I smell peppermint, some cinnamon. I was wary of the long steeping time (medicinal teas and their tendency to turn bitter) but oh, it is so worth it in this case. Steep it a long time, you’ll get a beautiful dark amber tea with a reminiscent of peppermint sarsaparilla, sweet but not cloying. A wonderful way to shake off a cold evening by the fire.
I’m about to brew my third cup of this today. Sore throat city! Should have taken better care of myself yesterday and not breathed in so much smoke while smoking the Thanksgiving turkey. I don’t mind the flavor, being a lover of licorice and anise, I just wish I could enjoy my other teas right now. The first cup definitely made my throat feel better, so at least it is doing the job!
The first time I purchased Throat Coat was when I had a terrible cold that was already well underway, meaning my taste buds were completely out of commission (I can’t taste a single thing when my sinuses are blocked). I steeped it exactly according to the directions on the box and had it several times a day. Thankfully, it really did help my throat feel better (the only thing that did!) and I really enjoyed it. It does seem to coat the throat and feels thicker than other teas. To my surprise, when my husband tasted it (before I took a sip of course, didn’t want to spread germs), he thought it was disgusting. He’s not much of a tea drinker though, so I just shrugged my shoulders and continued to drink it frequently. As soon as my nose unclogged enough for me to be able to taste AT ALL though, the extremely unpleasant flavor of this tea became immediately apparent and I couldn’t choke it down anymore. Thankfully by then my throat wasn’t hurting as badly. I still buy this tea if I have a really bad sore throat, but only if my nose is all plugged up as well! This is honestly one of the worst tasting teas I’ve ever tried, so I give it a 5 for flavor, but an 80 for how much it helps my sore throat.
This is a bit of a deceiving tealog, only because I’ve blended this with Throat Coat (same company) and DAVID’s Super Ginger to make a potent potion. So 1L of water, two Cold Formula’s opened and dumped into my Breville, two Throat Coat’s opened and dumped into my Breville, then two rounded tsp of Super Ginger. Steep, and voila!
This is a surprisingly tasty combination, and naturally sweet to boot. It smells like herbally-hay, but tastes like a licorice mint chai with the burn of ginger and peppercorns. I’d drink this while healthy. Tasty!
Well, this tastes A LOT better than Traditional Medicinals’s regular Throat Coat. I got the last box of this flavor at the store today, so I think the general public in my area concurs. I immediately replaced the nasty-tasting regular Throat Coat teabag I’d nicked from my housemate a few nights ago when I got home.
The box recommends 10-15 minute steep time, so I kept the teabag in the water the whole time. The longer it steeped, the sweeter it got. Just a precaution for those who dislike strong sweetness.
The licorice isn’t quite as pronounced, and they knocked it off with the cherry bark, which is what made the other Throat Coat taste like nasty licorice-y cough medicine. I think the lemon and echinacea are a wonderful idea, as they make this tea more mellow and also well-rounded in terms of function. (Now, not only does it soothe the throat and taste good while it does it, but it also helps your immune system fight whatever’s ailing you!)
I find this tea to be quite sweet on its own, but if you’re sick, adding honey is good for you. A teaspoon of it certainly didn’t hurt my enjoyment of this tea any.
I highly recommend this tea! Just don’t make the mistake of getting the regular Throat Coat instead.
Stole a bag of this from my housemate. Desperate times call for desperate measure.
It tastes GROSS. Wayyyyyy too much licorice and anise. But damned if it isn’t working! Not the most pleasant experience flavor wise, but if you can just power through it, your throat will no longer be tickly or sore. Temporarily.
Blahhhhh I just wanna get better…
this tea bag was in the back of our cupboard at home. no idea how long it was there or where it came from. i know this is probably obvious but basically there are so many chais that are so much better than this one. so just drink those, and leave this one at the supermarket ok? i mean, it’s not even awful, but really, just trust me on this.