Soothing Honey and Lemon Sore Throat Tea

Prep Time

1 min

Cooking Time

5 min


1 cup


  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2-1/2-inch slices of fresh ginger
  • ½ lemon (about 1 TB of juice)
  • 1 TB raw honey
  • mineral-rich salt (like Real Salt)


  1. In a mug, add the hot water, lemon (squeeze the juice into the water first, then add the lemon), ginger slices, honey, and a pinch of salt. Stir the ingredients to dissolve the honey. Let the tea steep for about 5 minutes to infuse the ginger. After five minutes, press the ginger down to the bottom of the mug to help bring out the "juice." There's no need to strain the tea after it's done steeping.
  2. Alternatively, you can make a stronger tea by boiling the water and ginger slices on the stove-top for 10 minutes. Then, add the remaining ingredients.

To Use: This is a one-time use remedy. Sip and enjoy!


At the first signs of a cold, turn to a simple homemade tea recipe made with 100% natural, real food ingredients: honey, lemon, ginger, and mineral-rich salt. This tea, Soothing Honey and Lemon Sore Throat Tea, is soothing (thanks to the honey), boasts a healthy amount of Vitamin C (thanks to the lemon), helps relieve a sore throat (thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties, gingerols and shaogals, in ginger), and provides a touch of beneficial minerals to a tired body (hey, salt!). Pretty impressive for a cup of tea that costs about a buck (or much less depending on your ingredient prices) per cup and takes only 5 minutes to make. That’s my kind of natural remedy: simple and fast!

While this tea may be labeled sore throat tea, it can also be enjoyed as an immune-loving early morning drink (alongside coffee ;)), or just as an afternoon pick-me-up. No sore throat required!