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The Perfect Cold Relief Tea On The Go

February 7, 2017 in Beverage / Tea Recipe

One of the worst things about feeling under the weather is not being able to properly experience your tea. I still try to put the kettle on and steep teas because it is something that feels great, even though I may not really taste it. However, last month when I was feeling under the weather I tried taking tasting notes for an oolong but I failed miserably. Suggestions to just rest and try herbal teas that were more ginger and lemon focused came my way. With many things to do and places to go, I needed something to get me through the day. I started making this homemade cold relief tea daily in my trusty Tea Time Bottle.

Ginger, lemon and honey have always been my go-to items when I haven’t been feeling well. I can actually still manage to smell the strong ginger, so that’s a plus, and the lemon and honey soothe my throat. However, I don’t just combine those items in boiling water and call it a day…

I like to add chamomile, too. Don’t worry – you’re not going to fall asleep if you have this during a sick work day (Note: You should be resting though. Go home, you’re sick!). The addition offers a tranquil and calming effect which is perfect because I’m not exactly the most chill person when I’m sick. Maybe you can relate? Haha.

I opt for a tisane instead of a true tea simply because, as I mentioned in the beginning, I don’t like to feel like I’m wasting my actual teas when I can’t taste them well. Caffeine doesn’t seem to affect me much, but it still helps to make sure a cold relief tea (tisane!) is as gentle as possible.

Cold Relief Tea Recipe (perfect for on the go!)

cold relief tea

Throwing all of these items together in a tea tumbler makes it much easier for the “to-go” aspect of this recipe. I really enjoy using this Tea Time Glass Bottle from Full Circle. I was first attracted to this tea time bottle because of the sleek, clean design. After using it almost daily last month, I realized it was much more than just a pretty object. It hold 19 ounces of liquid, which is perfect size for this cold relief tea recipe. It is BPA-free, heat resistant (the cork sleeve is removable but needed here with this boiling hot tea recipe) and the twist-to-lock lid was made for people like me. Did I mention I’m extra clumsy when sick, too?

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The strainer for this tea bottle is at the bottom (see image above) and that’s where I place my teas or, in this case, tisane. If you don’t have just chamomile but a tea blend with it, feel free to use that in this recipe instead and just make sure to use the proper water temperature (ie. don’t use boiling water if it’s a green tea blend). The rest of the ingredients in the recipe below are added directly in the glass bottle.

Cold Relief Tea On The Go
Serves 1
With a few ingredients, you can make your own cold relief tea for on the go that is both soothing and delicious.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 2 teaspoons chamomile
  2. 2 cups boiling water
  3. 2 slices of lemon, halved
  4. 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  5. 1 tablespoon honey
  1. Place the chamomile into the infuser of your tea bottle and then seal.
  2. Add the lemon and ginger pieces to the bottle and pour the boiling water inside.
  3. Stir in the honey until it is dissolved.
  4. Let some of the steam escape before sealing on the lid of the to-go bottle then you're all set to conquer the day while feeling a bit better each sip!
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What is your go-to cold relief tea when you’re not feeling well? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Reply Joan Merrell February 8, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    This is great! I have to be careful of what I take when I get a cold. This tea seems like it would work great. Thanks so much for sharing this!

  • Reply Janett at Lifestyle Inspire February 8, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    I love your blog! And this tea sounds delightful! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe 🙂

  • Reply Ada February 8, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Ahh I am just going through nasty cold ! I feel like I should go to the kitchen and make this tea right now! Sounds so delicious and healthy !

  • Reply Gina / Thyme to Create February 8, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    First, I must say that I love your branding! I also love tea and always look for ways to stay healthy and/or nurse an aliment naturally. Love this !

  • Reply Fi Morrison February 9, 2017 at 5:59 am

    What an awesome recipe! I get sick often as a teacher, so will definitely be keeping this recipe on hand!

  • Reply Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen February 9, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I wish I would’ve had that tea last week when I was sick with a cold. And that bottle would be really nice to have, too. Will have to grab one of those.

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