In my opinion this tea is amazing for both taste and soothing a sore throat. My daughter and I had a nasty respiratory infection that just wouldn’t go away. I was strolling the streets on my break at work and visited Teavana as I often do since I’m a tea-aholic. I bought some Opus Rouge and brewed up a pot of it. I used double the amount of the recommended tea for steeping, so it made a nice dark coloured tea. The tea felt so soothing on my daughter’s and my throats and we drank the whole pot between us. The very next morning we woke up feeling like a million bucks. I now require this tea in my cupboard at all times. I enjoy it without being sick of course, but I love how it helped make my daughter and I feel so much better. It tastes incredible too, so it wasn’t difficult at all to drink the whole pot. It’s also very nice iced. It’s my daughter’s favourite iced tea.