Ingredients: Organic green rooibos, organic ginger, organic lemongrass, organic lemon myrtle, organic licorice root, essential lime and tangerine oils.
If you want to make a cup at home:
Water Temperature: 212°F (boiling)
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 4-5 minutes
As we enter December it brings with it many things; the questioning of where the year went and the anticipation or dread of the first permanent snowfall. I for one always seem to start this month with a cold. Being a student I finish up most of my projects in early December, which is inevitably followed by an itch in my throat and cough that just won’t go away. This cycle in my life has caused me to stock up teas that will boost my immune system just before I get that feeling of haziness that can only attributed to a head cold. Nothing can sooth my throat better than a warm cup of tea. I have a whole section of tea specifically for when I’m feeling a little rundown. I recently added a tea to this collection that has quickly become my go to immune system booster, Ginger Lime Rooibos.
Belonging to the rooibos family, this tea has a variety of health benefits. From being an antioxidant, naturally lowering blood pressure, improving digestion, to just soothing an upset stomach; rooibos teas are great options when you feel like your body needs a little bit of self-care. Adding ginger to the mix only adds to these health benefits. The Ginger Lime Rooibos is one of the best options I’ve found to soothe a sore throat and make me feel refreshed. The sweet citrus flavour is perfectly balanced against the strong ginger taste. If you brew yourself a cup at home, try adding a couple drops of honey, especially if you’re using this to fight a cold. It adds a little extra perk for those sweet-tooth’s out there cutting against the bitterness; and soothes your throat.
One of the best parts about this tea is that it tastes excellent warm and cold, there’s no such thing as a wasted cup. Next time you’re in the store make sure to grab a cup and let us know how it measures up against your favourite cold remedy tea.