3 Best Simple Sore Throat Tea Recipes

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Sweet tea used to be the only type of tea that I could bring myself to enjoy. My palette has expanded as I have gotten older and I now love sipping hot tea every now and then. I have played around with different hot teas, especially teas with health benefits, over the past few years. Since we are heading into the winter months where sore throats abound, I want to share a few of my favorite soothing sore throat tea recipes with you!.

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3 Soothing Sore Throat Tea Recipes

Sore Throat Tea Recipe #1: Honey Lemon Tea

This is the best tea to drink when you have a sore throat. I’ll be honest, I even  drink it even when I am not sick. It is so sweet, simple, and soul soothing!

Ingredients for Honey Lemon Tea:

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 TBSP local raw honey
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice

How to Make Honey Lemon Tea for Sore Throat Relief


First, add the hot water, honey, and lemon juice into a small saucepan. Whisk the ingredients together to combine them.

The honey won’t completely dissolve yet unless your water was hot to begin with. Be sure to remove the lemon seeds if you used fresh squeezed juice.

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Bring the mixture to a slow boil.


Continue stirring or whisking the tea until the honey is completely dissolved in the hot water.


Remove the saucepan from the heat source.


Let the honey lemon tea cool enough to not burn your mouth. You still want it to be pretty warm. Enjoy!

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Health Benefits of Honey & Lemon

How can Honey Help Soothe Sore Throats?

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, BUT a spoonful of honey IS the medicine!

Honey coats the throats which gives a soothing effect to a scratchy throat and it relieves coughing. Honey also has antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties AND it is high in antioxidants.

How can Honey Help Soothe Sore Throats?

Lemons help to break up mucus and they provide Vitamin C which is essential for a healthy immune system and fighting off the infection that is causing your sore throat.

Sore Throat Tea Recipe #2: Soothing Cinnamon Tea

This is a tea that I have just recently added to my recipe book. It has the consistency of hot chocolate with the soothing & healing properties of cinnamon and ginger.

Ingredients for Soothing Cinnamon Tea:

  • 3/4 Heavy Cream OR 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger or 2 TBSP fresh ginger root
  • 1 TBSP Local Raw Honey
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick

How to Make Soothing Cinnamon Tea for Sore Throats:


First, combine the cream or milk with the ground cinnamon, ginger, and honey in a small saucepan.


Whisk to combine all of the ingredients. Make sure that there are no lumps left…otherwise you could end up with a clump of ground cinnamon in your mouth when you take a sip. Ick.

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Heat the mixture over medium-high heat until it is almost boiling.


Remove the tea from the heat source and pour into a teacup or coffee mug.


Allow to cool off just a bit. Enjoy your soothing cinnamon sore throat tea in your favorite tea cup!

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Health Benefits of Cinnamon & Ginger

How can Cinnamon Help Soothe Sore Throats?

Cinnamon has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties that may help to fight off whatever is causing your sore throat. Cinnamon also contains antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory effects.

How can Ginger Help Soothe Sore Throats?

Ginger has anti-inflammatory effects that can soothe your sore throat. Ginger also stimulates the immune system to help fight off viruses and infections.

Sore Throat Tea Recipe #3: Golden Turmeric Tea

You can make a simple turmeric tea with just water, honey, lemon, juice, and turmeric, but I prefer this golden turmeric tea with coconut or whole milk for a creamier texture.

Ingredients for Golden Turmeric Tea:

  • 1 1/2 cups Coconut Milk (or whole milk)
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Turmeric or ½ TBSP of fresh turmeric root
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon or 1/2 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 TBSP Honey
  • pinch of Black Pepper or 1/4 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract

How to Make Golden Turmeric Tea for Sore Throats:


First, mix the milk, turmeric, cinnamon, honey, pepper, and vanilla in a small saucepan. Use a fork or a whisk to break up any clumps.

A dry clump of turmeric in your mouth would be even worse than cinnamon… be sure everything is mixed well.


Heat the mixture over medium heat until it reaches a low boil.


Pour into a tea cup or a coffee mug. Enjoy this soothing tea while hot.

Health Benefits of Turmeric

How can Turmeric Help Soothe Sore Throats?

Turmeric is known for its powerful antioxidant properties. It also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can calm the inflammation in your throat.

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  1. Wow! Love this tea recipe! As a tea lover, this post is for me. Actually, every day I drink tea more than three times. But I didn’t know about this benefit of lemon tea before reading this post. Thanks for sharing this valuable post!

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