I went to bed feeling fine last night and woke up this morning and knew the instant that my eyes opened that I was getting sick. I’m hoping this doesn’t take a turn for the worse because I’m going to need every ounce of energy possible to make it through this week and the next. 
I swear by this weird tea concoction when I first feel a cold coming on and it usually works. Whether it’s a placebo effect or there’s actually something to it—well, I don’t really care so long as it nips this thing in the bud. 
About a 1/2 tsp of grated or ground ginger
2-3 tbsp of lemon juice 
Dash of cayenne pepper (or more than a dash, depending on how sensitive you are to heat) 
If you like honey, you can add about 1 tbsp of that as well
Bag of green, ginger, peppermint or Detox tea—or whatever tea you like 
I put this all in a mug and just run hot water into it from my Keurig. I know I’m breaking about 30 rules of tea making, but it’s fast and convenient…and actually seems to help! If I’m in a hurry, I’ll just put as much lemon as I can stand in ice or hot water and drink that. 
Here’s to feeling better! Cheers. 

I went to bed feeling fine last night and woke up this morning and knew the instant that my eyes opened that I was getting sick. I’m hoping this doesn’t take a turn for the worse because I’m going to need every ounce of energy possible to make it through this week and the next. 

I swear by this weird tea concoction when I first feel a cold coming on and it usually works. Whether it’s a placebo effect or there’s actually something to it—well, I don’t really care so long as it nips this thing in the bud. 

  • About a 1/2 tsp of grated or ground ginger
  • 2-3 tbsp of lemon juice 
  • Dash of cayenne pepper (or more than a dash, depending on how sensitive you are to heat) 
  • If you like honey, you can add about 1 tbsp of that as well
  • Bag of green, ginger, peppermint or Detox tea—or whatever tea you like 

I put this all in a mug and just run hot water into it from my Keurig. I know I’m breaking about 30 rules of tea making, but it’s fast and convenient…and actually seems to help! If I’m in a hurry, I’ll just put as much lemon as I can stand in ice or hot water and drink that. 

Here’s to feeling better! Cheers. 

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  1. cheetoinasnickers reblogged this from jaclynday
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  3. tea-stories-of-adagio reblogged this from jaclynday and added:
    Healing with tea.
  4. belenchavez said: Feel better!
  5. sweetmadeleine said: I make the same tea, but I add garlic too (not as gross as it sounds, I swear!)
  6. kimbaland said: feel better missy!
  7. kaldasti reblogged this from jaclynday and added:
    i am so going to try this! counter finals with various beverages, as granny always said.
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