A warming and cleansing tea made with fresh lemon, ginger and honey. The measurement below make only one serving

Then Making the Tea or Hot Infusion


  • cups water
  • ¼-½ inch fresh ginger (sliced)
  • ½ lemon (juiced)
  • Raw Honey for Taste
  • 1 bag herbal tea (or 2 tsp loose tea, optional Chamomile, Echinacea, Hibiscus)
  • cayenne pepper (to taste, optional)
  • 1 clove garlic (halved and crushed, optional)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (chopped optional)
  • 2 star anise (optional)


  • In a small pot, combine the water and ginger, (along with the garlic, cinnamon sticks, and/or star anise, if using).
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and strain for a straight forward tea
  • Add the lemon juice and raw honey

Optional Ingredient Additions

  • Garlic Clove – This warming herb is legendary for its ability to support immune function and assist the body as it clears congestion
  • Cayenne – Cayenne contains capsaicin, which is a warming and circulation enhancing pain reliever. Aids in relieving the sore throat.
  • Cinnamon – Cinnamon has long been used in traditional medicine to help with cold and flu recovery being considered an antimicrobial.
  • Star Anise – This licorice-flavored spice contains shikimic acid, which is a potent antioxidant, and the basis from which Tamiflu was created

Mixing Instructions

  • If you’re infusing your brew with herbal tea, add it to the water now and allow to steep (covered) for 15-30 minutes.
  • Strain out the tea and add the lemon juice.
  • Sweeten to taste with honey and stir in cayenne, if using, before serving.
  • Keep sipping on a steady supply of cold and flu brew while watching feel-good movies until you feel better.