This tea was originally recommended to me by a voice teacher when I started to have problems with my throat- for years, it was the only thing that would keep my throat condition under control. Perhaps I am unfairly biased as a result, but I have an abiding affection for this tea. It’s one of those things that doesn’t taste great if you’re not sick, but if you’ve got a bad cold/sore throat, it’s a lifesaver! I would recommend everyone have at least a bag or two of this in their tea cabinet, just because it’s such a great tea to have when you’re feeling under the weather. I usually steep it for 10-15 min (you can pretty much just leave it in the mug, because it’s a tisane and thus won’t go bitter) and add some honey for some extra throat coating. I don’t usually drink it for the taste, but the taste definitely isn’t bad, especially with some extra honey.

Boiling 8 min or more

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I’m partial to strong black teas and Japanese greens, but I’ll try anything once! Rooibos is another favorite. I own way too much tea and I love learning about it (check out the “tea culture” category on Wikipedia if you haven’t already- it’s fascinating)!



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