With the weather change, people get sick. I’ve been feeling a little under the weather with a bit of a sore throat and congestion, so when I was at the store I picked up Traditional Medicinal’s Throat Coat. An advocate of natural remedies, I’d tried the immune-boosting Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Echinacea Complete Wellness Tea in the past, and having seen its benefits, I realized how helpful tea can be in helping various ailments. Often relying on Traditional Medicinal’s sleep teas, I figured I’d give this throat tea a try, and I’m happy I did, because it’s helping a lot to soothe my sinuses and stop the soreness.
Intended to “support throat health,” this all organic tea contains licorice root, slippery elm bark, licorice root dry aqueous extract, marshmallow root, wild cherry bark, bitter fennel fruit, cinnamon bark and sweet orange peel — which, in addition to tasting really great, are a wonderful blend to help a sore throat.
To prepare, add boiling water to the tea bag, and steep for 10-15 minutes for maximum strength and then enjoy. Unlike other teas, steeping longer brings out this one’s beneficial properties, giving the drink both good flavor and an almost thick consistency to help you feel better quickly.
As described on the box, this tea is smooth and silky. The licorice root, marshmallow root, cinnamon bark and sweet orange peel give it an almost sugary taste, and the slippery elm bark makes the tea have a syrupy consistency. While it probably doesn’t need honey, adding that along with lemon can take Throat Coat’s soothing properties to the next level. Regardless of how you enjoy it, this tea definitely lives up to its name.
Do you drink any special teas when you are sick?