Tea for my Cold
They say drinking plenty of warm fluids is key when you are sick. Tea is a great way to achieve that. As many have already pointed out, if you do drink tea throughout the day, you want to drink one with little caffeine, like a green tea. Our Ginger Peach tea is a combination of green tea, peach pieces, and smooth peach flavor with just a hint of spicy ginger. http://www.egotea.com/tea/green/ginger_peach.htm
52teas’ Lemon Aid would be great to keep on hand to make any tea you happen to have lemony and soothing.
This is only tangently connected… but how about a lemon ginger chicken soup w/ a broth made w/ tea? I know I’ve seen a recipe in a cook book somwhere. Try googling it.
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When I’m sick I break out my boxes of Traditional Medicinals. I drink several cups of strongly brewed Echinacea Plus, along with Gypsy Cold Care. Throat Coat is great if you have a sore throat or are coughing a lot (my dad, who had lung cancer, loved this tea — sadly, he’s gone now, but I’m glad I was able to help ease his throat pain a bit with this). I also like rooibos tea when I’m sick or tea with hibiscus or rosehips. Peppermint/chamomile blends are also useful.
As for matcha, normally I love it, but when my throat is sore it’s not my favorite, unless I’m drinking a matcha smoothie or something cold. Matcha seems “scratchy” to my throat.
Really, almost any type of tea is great when you have a cold…the hot water alone will help you to decongest, or at the very least, it will soothe you so you can get some rest.
I’m late to the party, but I second, third, or fourth the suggestion of ginger. I had a pu-erh this week that was strongly blended with ginger and wowsers, it was tasty, but it also was brothy and “biting” – in the same way that a menthol tickles the throat.
@cofftea and the neti suggestion: Just have to add from a medical perspective that the neti pot isn’t a bad idea, but using anything other than fresh water for it isn’t really recommended. Too much risk of particles of tea sticking to the upper passages and causing irritation down the road when you bypass the natural defenses in the nostrils.