Feeling under the weather? Maybe you have a cold and not very much energy? When I have a cold I love to make this all-natural easy lemon honey tea.
It is nice to be able to make something that makes me feel a little better without having to buy expensive medicine, etc. Although I have nothing against buying and taking medicine, it is nice to know I can make something a hope for very cheap.
I want to point out I am not a medical doctor so make and drink this at your own risk. If you are allergic to lemon juice, honey, or echinacea, please please do not drink this lemon honey tea.
Step 1: Gather the ingredients
This easy to make lemon honey tea only requires four simple ingredients:
- Lemon juice
Step 2: How to make easy lemon honey tea
Begin by heating up a mug of water. I like to use filtered water because my tap water is very gross tasting. You can use the microwave or heat the water in a pot on the stovetop.
Now cut your lemon and squeeze half of it into the water. Use your hands or some sort of citrus press. If you want more of a lemon taste feel free to add the rest of the lemon.
Lemons are high in vitamin C. Adding lemon juice to hot water with honey can help to reduce phlegm when you have a cold.
Step 3: Echinacea
Take an echinacea capsule and open it up and pour it into the hot water. Echinacea is readily available in the pharmacy section of most supermarkets where vitamins are sold.
The jury is still out on how effective Echinacea is. But it has been known to boost the immune system and help with colds. You can also just leave it out and drink the lemon honey tea by itself without the Echinacea.
Step 4: Finish off the lemon honey tea
Next, pour in the honey to taste. There are many surprising healthy benefits when it comes to honey. Honey has some antimicrobial properties which can help fight different bacteria and viruses. It also can help sooth a sore throat or cough. Plus it just tastes so yummy.
Now that your drink is done. Have a sip and add stir in additional honey to taste. Enjoy! And if you are drinking this as a cold remedy, I hope you feel better.
Easy Lemon Honey Tea
- Citrus press
- Hot water 8 to 12 ounces
- Juice from half of a lemon you can add more if you like
- 1 to 3 tsp. of honey doesn’t have to be exact, just put some in and taste it. 🙂 (5 to 15g)
- 1 Echinacea capsule optional ingredient, great for fighting colds and the flu
- Heat up the water in a mug.
- Add the lemon juice and Echinacea.
- Mix in honey to taste. Enjoy!
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I love your passion for cooking and making your own recipes! I will definitely drink more lemon honey tea.
Thank you, Alita! 🙂
I loved it! Really relaxing! Thanks for the recipe.
You are welcome, Toni! 🙂
I love lemon and honey in my tea. I’ve never thought of adding echinacea – but what a great idea!
I was craving tea and made this. It was perfect with simple ingredients!
Glad to hear it, Eden! 🙂