This tea started out as a recipe for Sore Throat Tea, but grew into our own family concoction for cold and flu tea. I make a huge gallon jug of it when there is a bug in the house, and then heat it up in individual cups. It is antibacterial and antiviral, so it is just the remedy when someone feels icky.
This tea boosts the immune system, and helps us feel better to drink nourishment when we feel sick. The cranberry, ACV, honey, elderberry and cinnamon are great antivirals, and boost your body’s ability to fight off colds and flu.
Cold and Flu Tea Recipe
What you need
1 cup of organic (rose hips, cranberry/orange, peppermint, whatever) tea leaves, or 6 tea bags
1/2 cup of elderberry juice (optional)*
1 gallon of water
¼ cup of raw apple cider vinegar
¼ cup of raw honey
Stevia to taste (or more honey)
1 tsp of cinnamon
How to make it
(Makes 1 gallon of tea)
Add the tea leaves to just under a gallon of warm or hot water. Let it sit for 2-30 minutes.
Strain the leaves from the tea, then add the remaining ingredients and stir. Add more water if needed.
This cold and flu tea can be served cool or heated in a mug and really soothes the soul when colds arise. My children drink it all day when they are sick.
*How to make elderberry juice: Add 3 tablespoons of dried elderberries to 1 cup of water and heat to a near boil. Allow them to seep for about 10 minutes, then strain the berries from the juice.