Gail’s Cold Remedy (organic)

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185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 30 sec 9 oz / 266 ml

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  • “I suppose this could be called a sipdown… I stole the last of my roommate’s pouch as… I’m sick again! Wooo. Less than two weeks after nursing a sore throat for 4 days, I have one again. Sigh. At...” Read full tasting note
  • “No idea why I brewed this, but I guess it’s what hit me in the head from cupboard #1 of tea. It’s okay, however yet again I oversteeped it, and so all I’m really getting is lemongrass.. which is...” Read full tasting note
  • “Backlog: This is a delicate tea, but still potent. I definitely recommend HOT (iced was quite nasty), and when you need a lift. I’m still battling a cold and this helps, as well as eased some of my...” Read full tasting note
  • “1.5 tsp for 250mL water, 82 degree water, 4-minute steep. It helps. Any steaming hot beverage will, of course, but I did find the lemon and ginger very soothing. I could not taste the licoreice,...” Read full tasting note


Relief is on the way

Gail knows a thing or two about treating a cold. After all, she’s a mom. She says there’s nothing more soothing than a nice warm lemony drink, with a much-needed kick from a little green tea. And moms for thousands of years have been using ginger to soothe sore throats and runny noses. Try adding fresh garlic if you’re really desperate. (MK Kosher)

Ingredients: Organic: Chinese green tea, ginger, lemongrass, lemon myrtle.

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40 tasting notes

I bought a full tin of this tea before DAVIDsTEA came out with Cold 911 and while I never used to mind the taste, over time this one became far less appealing. While it seemed to help stave off a cold that I had coming on, drinking it multiple times a day for almost a week is not a course of action I would recommend with this tea.

It seems that the lemongrass becomes more potent with age, to the point where a friend of mine informed me that the smell alone made it seem like I was drinking Lemon Pledge instead of tea. It’s a shame that the flavour of this one isn’t one that I wish to keep coming back to since, as a cold remedy, it seems to work quite nicely.

If you’re looking for a good cold remedy and darn the taste, then by all means I recommend this one. For people less inclined to drink something that smells like Pledge I would suggest possibly giving this one a pass.

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440 tasting notes

I drank this one tonight despite not being under the weather. Maybe it makes a difference, but all I got from this was lemongrass. Not that that’s a bad thing, but I’d rather just have straight lemongrass if that’s what I’m craving. I definitely prefer Cold 911, Exotica, and a few others that are in this family at David’s.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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72 tasting notes

To start off, I am completely biased when it comes to tasting this tea, as I am a firm Electric Lemon user when the cold season comes around.

I got it as a ‘to-go’ tea one day when I was sick and wasn’t able to get my Electric Lemon (or medicine, as I call it) at home. The tea was ok. I mean, I was completely stuffed up so couldn’t taste much, but EL still packs a punch in the most dire situations. This tea was too faint to taste. It was soothing and warm, and I could catch a faint whiff of lemon scent, but it didn’t do more than any other tea to clear me up or fight the cold blues. Other than Electric Lemon, of course.

One day I will try this again as an actually tea instead of a cold fighter!

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Having tried most of DavidsTeas already, and making a noble effort to try a new one everyday, AND feeling a bit under the weather, this was today’s new tea to try. I hate the smell of the leaves, and considered it utterly un-drinkable for months. But I’m proud to say that I’ve finally taken the leap and tried this tea. And I quite like it. I can’t taste anything but the ginger, but its sharp bite is great. It feels a little bit scratchy on my throat, but it is probably just because I generally don’t drink such ginger-y beverages on a normal basis. I truly can’t taste the green tea, and I can’t taste any lemon or licorice. But, I’ve been steeping it for about an hour and a half now (which might be my problem), and it still isn’t bitter, which I’ve never seen in a green tea. It’s not my favourite and I wouldn’t drink it everyday, but it’s definitely a great go-to when you’re not feeling your best.

170 °F / 76 °C 8 min or more

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I love lemon and ginger teas. I also love green tea. Keeping this in mind, and knowing that cold season is definitely upon us, one of the employees of DavidsTea recommended this tea to me. One whiff and I was sold. So much lemon-y goodness, between the lemongrass and lemon myrtle. The ginger smelled wonderful, and I knew it would be soothing for those scratchy-throat days. :)

Brought the little 25 g bag home and smelled it again. Just as enticing. However, I was a little apprehensive when I learned that there is licorice root in the tea. I am DEFINITELY not a licorice fan. Even fennel and sambuca are off the table for me, and they’re not even real licorice! But, since I couldn’t smell the licorice in the tea, I hoped I wouldn’t taste it once it was brewed.

Turned out that I couldn’t, which was great! (+1 for uneducated palate!) What I could taste was ginger, lovely mild green tea, and so much lemon-y awesomeness from the lemongrass and myrtle. Loved it. Felt great for my throat and left me feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Definitely repeats for me :)

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96 tasting notes

I was feeling a bit stuffy and all around me, people have been getting sick— and not the ‘I don’t want to go to work’ sick, REAL sick! So, I thought I would give this tea a shot to nip any cold I may be getting in the bud.

As the cleverly written description suggested I do if desperate, I added a clove of chopped fresh garlic, so keep that in mind as you read my review.

First, I can say that it did make me feel better! I had it yesterday evening and I woke up bright-eyed and tail bushy!

As for the taste, it was definitely different, and was almost somewhere between a tea and a broth. That said, I really enjoyed it! The Lemongrass/Ginger combo was lovely and not at all overpowered by the added Ginger.

If you are super not feeling well, I would recommend this for sure! Or maybe a combination of this and some DavidsTea Detox as well.

205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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This tea is awesome and has help me through a couple of colds this year. Great for picking you up, soothing the throat and clearing congestion. Unfortunately they have stopped producing this tea. Very sad.

Flavors: Lemon Zest

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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72 tasting notes

I thought I would try this tea before I got sick, just to see if I liked it. I found it very soothing, and while not tasteless, fairly bland. Just what a sick me would like, I think!

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Not a bad tea, but very much meant for drinking only when you have a cold. I tried it without one and it was lemony and rather bland. Probably nice and effective when under the weather, but definitely not an anytime tea for me.

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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28 tasting notes

I really dislike this tea, but I suppose it does help throat and tummy problems… if you can force yourself to swallow…

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