My Favorite Cold-Busting Tea

While warm weather is playing ‘hard to get’, my body is feeling majorly confused.  It is spring?  Is it winter?  Every time we have a cold snap after a 70-degree day, I imagine Mother Nature strutting in a red jumpsuit a la Britney Spears...Oops, I did it again.  

But seriously, warm and comforting yet mighty enough to pack a punch, this tea is my all time favorite way to stay well during any season.  Since it doubles as a great digestive aid, my love to make this tea right after dinner or before bed.

Let’s talk about the ingredients real quick.

Lemon: Packed with vitamin C and incredibly alkalizing.

Ginger: Anti-viral and anti-inflammatory.

Cayenne: Anti-fungal, anti-irritant (great for coughs and such), and anti-cold/flu, cayenne is great for breaking up mucus and soothing the throat.

Raw Honey: Soothing for your throat and anti-bacterial.




Cold-Buster Tea

Juice of 1 lemon

1 thumb of ginger, sliced

1-2 dashes cayenne pepper

1-2 Tbsp raw honey

8 oz boiling water


  1. While waiting for the water to come to a boil, combine the lemon juice, cayenne, and honey in your mug.

  2. Take your ginger and put it in a tea ball, or simply toss it into your mug as is.

  3. Pour boiling water over the contents of your mug and stir well.

  4. Cozy up on the couch and enjoy!  



Taylor Nieman