Ginger Thyme Lemon and Honey Tea for Cold Sufferers

Coughing and nasal congestion are uncomfortable and it can stop you from getting a good night’s sleep. I always make this herbal tea when my family catches cold. Ginger and thyme soothe your throat, and honey coats your throat. Some say that honey is the best remedy for a sore throat and coughing. Thyme, ginger, oregano, sage, lemon and even garlic are all good for colds. You can mix them as you like to make your original tea to fight a cold.


Ginger Thyme Lemon Honey Tea - for 2 small cups

What you need

2 cups of water

Thumb size ginger - sliced with or without skin

Several sprigs of Thyme - preferably fresh. dried thyme is OK too

Lemon - 2x slices

Honey - preferably raw and unfiltered for natural vitamins, enzymes, and other nutrients


How to

1 Start boiling 2 cup of water in a small pan.

2 Slice a piece of ginger thinly and put the pieces in the boiling water. Let it simmer for 10 minutes. If you like the strong ginger flavor, you can simmer it longer.

3 Meanwhile, put a slice of lemon and a few sprigs of thyme in each cup.

4 Strain the ginger liquid and pour into each cup.

5 Sweeten with honey.



Full Bloom Apiaries' delicious wild flower honey is available through our buying club. Their honey is unfiltered and non-pasteurized to preserve the special qualities in it.




Blue Skys Farm is a chemical-free herb, flower, and vegetable farm in Rhode Island. Their fresh and dried herbs and vegetables are available through Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market (Nov-May) or our buying club. They farm on a shared, cooperatively-managed space with 6 other farms on 50 acres in western Cranston.


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