8 Naturally Delicious Teas To Fight Cold And Boost Immunity

Last updated: August 21, 2020 at 17:47 pm

Can tea remedy cold and flu? If you’re as much of a tea addict as I am, you would naturally say yes. For tea lovers around the world, a chilly morning is never quite complete without a hot cup of tea. Tea is unmatched in its special ability to take those “under the weather” blues away. It is one the popular natural home remedies for sore throat and cough. But is there more to it than just warmth, flavor, and aroma?

Cold remedy tea can add to your medicine

That’s right. Hot tea can keep those flu-like symptoms, aches and pains at bay. Does that make tea a wonder-drug? No, but at the very least, a cold remedy tea will help you stay hydrated, cozy and warm when you need it the most. A number of specially formulated flu and cold care teas are available today; they can make for a great addition to your pharmacy shopping list.


What tea is good for colds?

First of all, keep in mind that most of the statements regarding the health benefits of tea are based on holistic and alternative medicine practices and not confirmed by any rigorous scientific studies. Nevertheless, tea has been a treasured elixir in traditional medicine for centuries. A hot cup of tea proved to be a great pick-me-up for the moments when you’re down with the sniffles.

Green tea with its antioxidants and moderate caffeine content serves as an energizing yet soothing brew.

Black tea spiced with lemon or ginger with a dash of honey is also a great fix.

Despite popular misconception, caffeine’s diuretic effect does not lead to dehydration. However, you might not want to consume too much caffeine during the day when you’re down with cold or flu. In this case, your best bet is caffeine-free herbal teas for cold and cough enhanced with holistic botanical ingredients such as ginger root, cardamom, cloves, lemon, peppermint, chamomile or turmeric. Specially formulated herbal teas for colds are available for the purpose, bringing you some beneficial antioxidants and vitamins.

Easy guide to best herbal teas for colds

Herbal “cold and flu” teas are crafted with natural ingredients that soothe the throat, support unobstructed breathing, provide essential warmth, and promote healthy immune system. These properties, coupled with a dash of spicy flavoring, make these teas the perfect natural remedy to last you through the flu season. Let’s take a quick look at some common varieties of hot tea for cough, colds and flu.

  • Best tea for cough and sore throat. Honey, lemon, ginger are the common remedies that specialize in soothing sore throats. These ingredients are often featured in hot teas for cold and flu. Honey-lemon-ginger tea is so easy to prepare at home. Just add hot water to thinly sliced ginger and lemon and let it brew for 5-10 minutes, then add honey to taste. If you are plagued by sore throat and cough during the cold season, also look for potent throat soothers such as licorice root, echinacea root or cherry bark in your cold care tea.
  • Best tea for congestion. Some cold remedy teas are specially formulated to aid in respiration. Their base ingredients have characteristic aromas and include flavorful ingredients such as peppermint, eucalyptus, ginger, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon. The teas for stuffy nose are easy identifiable by an abundance of aromatic warming spices.
  • Best immune support tea. Created using natural botanical ingredients with immunity boosting properties, flu and cold fighting teas can ease typical symptoms such as fevers, chills, and runny noses. Tulsi basil leaf is a powerful ingredient in these teas, as are elderberry, blueberry, feverfew, and astragalus root. Cold remedy teas formulated with these herbs have antibacterial and antiviral properties. They can also be accompanied by a slice of lemon for an added shot of Vitamin C.
  • Best anti-inflammatory tea. Cold care tea with anti-inflammatory properties is an effective natural remedy for congestion, chronic joint pains, sinusitis, and other inflammations. Common ingredients in these teas include turmeric, goldenseal and echinacea root.
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When it comes to flu and cold remedy tea, the sheer variety of ingredients and spices open up a world of endless possibility. There is a number of soothing and healing tea blends artfully created by reputable brands. Find a cold remedy tea with a blend of medicinal herbs that best suit your condition and palate and enjoy any season in all-natural health.

Breathe Tea

Breathe Tea

Take a moment to simply breathe with this revitalizing blend. Chili flakes provide subtle heat while refreshing cool notes of citrus round out the flavor profile. This spicy tisane will warm you up from the inside out. Organic Green Rooibos, Organic Turmeric, Organic Marigold, Organic Ginger, Organic Lemongrass, Organic Lemon Myrtle, Organic Chili Flakes, Organic Bergamot Oil
Lemon Ginger Tea Organic

Lemon Ginger Tea Organic

This uplifting tea is especially soothing after a long, stressful day. It has the refreshing taste of lemon, the soothing and calming effects of ginger and peppermint, along with a delicious hint of licorice. It is the perfect tea to drink during the Winter season, and it’s also great for iced tea. Caffeine-Free.
Sparkling Ginger Mint Green Tea

Sparkling Ginger Mint Green Tea

A specialty green tea blend that offers an unmatched feeling of tranquility and vitality, courtesy of our proficient in-house blenders. Our Sparkling Ginger Mint Green Tea is a blend of the season's best green teas mixed with the earthy goodness of ginger, the freshness of spearmint and peppermint, topped with the alluring citrusy notes of lemongrass. A perfect balance of acidic and sweet flavours which are smooth on the palate and leave you feeling rejuvenated.
Throat Therapy Tea

Throat Therapy Tea

Throat Therapy is crafted to coat your throat and help soothe any soreness. This smooth, citrus, and minty blend is the perfect tea for sore throat. Organic Ginger, Organic Peppermint, Organic Licorice, Organic Orange Peel, Organic Fennel, Organic Marshmallow Leaf, Organic Clove, Organic Echinacea
Tulsi Tea, Turmeric Ginger

Tulsi Tea, Turmeric Ginger

Revered in India as "The Queen of Herbs," Tulsi (holy basil) is an adaptogenic herb that has been used for more than 5,000 years to:
  • Aid in stress relief & uplift mood
  • Support the immune system
  • Support the natural detoxification process
Tulsi Turmeric Ginger Tulsi, Turmeric, Ginger, and Cinnamon boost the body's inherent immune response while supporting natural detoxification.
Organic Turmeric Ginger Tea

Organic Turmeric Ginger Tea

Frequently paired for consumption, the combination of turmeric and ginger in tea is an obvious winner when seeking a warming, stimulating cup. Considered close relatives as far as roots go, in this instance together really is better.
Lemon Balm Tea

Lemon Balm Tea

A tea with a refreshing lemony scent and flavor. Lemon balm is an herb that is part of the mint family. While it can be good for cosmetic and culinary uses, lemon balm is also useful for making an aromatic, savory tea.
Bright Eyed

Bright Eyed

An invigorating blend of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and other fragrant spices, this loose leaf blend draws from Ayurvedic principles to energize and awaken your mind and body--all without caffeine! This autumnal tisane brews to a beautiful copper hue and can be enjoyed at any time of day.
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