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This is better than my favorite herb tea made from a tea bag and much cheaper. No colds or flu in my house, but it is swirling all around. I am on my second cup this morning, looking out the window at the dreary wet weather--but I feel all warm and comfy. Thanks so much for posting.
I had all the ingredients at home / in the garden. Perfect fo this cold winter weather.
Very simple recipe and delicious tea. The children wanted more!
I just happened to have all of the ingredients like she said. Right before I added the sage, I realized that sage dries up your milk if you're nursing so I did not add it. Since the tea is for a cold, you want drying herbs. I did not have a cold or flu but this sounded really good so maybe I prevented one. This is a good mix. It was very soothing and warming. It was delicious! I added some rose and later, when I added the honey, I put in a few drops of some herbal syrups that I made. It turned out so good!
OUTSTANDING TEA! My other half & I really enjoyed this easy-to-make, great-tasting drink! I don't recall ever having the flu, but sore throats & sniffles are another matter! Thanks for a really great keeper of a recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my Vegan partners in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap #7]
Ten stars!!! PLEASE try this! :D Not only is this simple, it is one of the most pleasant and delicious herbal teas I have enjoyed, and I drink a LOT of herbal tea! I have already made four batches, and given some away, the blend of spicy and fragrant, with a touch of sweet, is irresistible, don't wait to have a cold or flu, just brew and enjoy! This is equally delicious as an iced tea, I happily drank it straight out of the fridge. I didn't add extra honey since I'm not a great sweet lover, for me (and for my DH), this is already sweet enough. Thank you so much for this, Prose, its a wonderful wonderful brew!
This is very tasty without the dried thyme per preference. This is my favorite cold tea so far because it tastes so good and is soothing on the throat with more creamed honey per preference. I did use dried sage as that is what I had on hand. I am wondering if I shouldn't use sage though as I am in very early pregnancy but I am no longer nursing my current DD (toddler). I actually tried using dried sage to dry up my milk supply when weaning DD but it wasn't working. Maybe my dried sage is too old? I had to use dried rosemary as well as that is what I had on hand for which I had the permission of the poster. I squeezed a fresh lemon for it's juice and used spring water plus the rest of the ingredients. I will make this often when I have a cold and maybe even when I don't, it tastes that yummy. Made for Veggie Swap 31 ~ February 2011.