Sore Throat Teas!

Sore Throat Teas!

It is that time of year, sippers, when we regularly have many of you coming in telling us about how either you or someone that you care about has caught a common cold, is feeling under the weather, or has a sore throat. Luckily, we have something to help with this itchy or scratchy throat. Drinking a hot mug of one of our teas with the addition of some honey and lemon can provide relief almost immediately! Below, learn which hot teas help a sore throat feel better so you're prepared the next time you encounter this pesky seasonal annoyance. Furthermore, the majority of these teas work double-duty to boost your immune system and relieve body aches, inflammation, headaches, and more! Check it all out below.¬†ūü§íūüĎć

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Unsurprisingly, we'll start with our Egyptian Delta Nile Chamomile tea. Chamomile tea is one of the world's most relaxing herbal teas. Chamomile is a popular nighttime tea for unwinding before bed, but it is also one of the best teas to drink when you have a sore throat. Chamomile tea can help soothe an irritated or sore throat by reducing inflammation and coating the throat naturally. Furthermore, chamomile naturally raises serotonin and melatonin levels in the body, allowing you to get much-needed rest when you're sick. Fortunately, aside from our basic Egyptian Delta Nile Chamomile, we have a variety of teas that include this ingredient, as well. If you are looking for a bit more, in terms of flavor, we recommend trying our Gentle Slumber, our Sleep Better, or our C of Tranquility. As each of the names suggest, these teas incorporate components on top of the chamomile that promote restfulness and relaxation.
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The next herbal tea that we will recommend to help with shoo-ing your sore throat away is our Peppermint tea. Peppermint is known to relax muscles, relieve pain, and provide a refreshing and beneficial cooling sensation. This is due to the naturally high levels of menthol that help clear congestion while soothing a scratchy or painful sore throat. Our peppermint tea is also an antibacterial that acts as a natural antispasmodic and sedative, allowing you to relax both your mind and body, leaving you calm and balanced. Furthermore, should you be experiencing other symptoms, peppermint tea can help settle an upset stomach and prevent nausea and vomiting, reduce fever, and relieve stress, while the natural menthol soothes and loosens congestion. As with our Egyptian Delta Nile Chamomile tea, and you are looking for a bit more in terms of flavor, a top your peppermint tea, all of the below teas also incorporate peppermint as a main ingredient - not to mention are delicious! 

- Gentle Slumber

- C of Tranquility 

- Heaven on Earth 

- Chocolate Mint Black or Rooibos

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Another herbal ingredient known to help with a sore throat, and that we offer by itself and in many of our teas proves ginger. Our Fine Cut Ginger is simply ginger by itself for those looking to maximize the many benefits of ginger tea. Ginger tea's spicy, tangy flavor is an energizing wellness powerhouse and one of the best teas for a cough and sore throat. Ginger root is a signature supplement that is commonly used to treat ailments ranging from joint and back pain to migraines, cold symptoms, and upset stomach. Ginger contains chemical compounds that are antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and increase serotonin. A hot cup of ginger tea with a dash of cinnamon or honey can help relieve a sore throat, headaches, nausea, or stomach upset. Our other teas that we highly recommend for their inclusion of ginger as a main component include:

- Ginger Peach Delight

- Ginger's Island

- Ginger N Green

- Joyful Release 

- Heaven Sent Chai

- Fireside Chai

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The next ingredient that we want to touch upon may not be terribly popular in terms of palette preference but nonetheless is helpful in terms of soothing the sore throats. Licorice root tea was given to ancient pharaohs as a fortifying drink, its benefits were recorded in Egyptian hieroglyphics, and it has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. Licorice root is one of the most noteworthy ingredients in a cup of restorative tea, with a solid history supporting its therapeutic powers. Licorice root tea, like chamomile, has a naturally sweet flavor and coats the throat, which helps relieve inflammation and makes it one of the most excellent teas for a sore throat. It also includes antibacterial and antiviral characteristics that may be particularly beneficial in avoiding or calming infection-induced sore throats caused by strep throat or in aiding in the healing of respiratory infections. If you do find yourself interested in sipping some licorice tea, we recommend the following: 

- Licorice Black Tea

- Hip Hop Honey Licorice

- Heaven on Earth

- Take a Breathe

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Lastly, we wanted to make sure we highlighted one of our newer teas that incorporates turmeric as a key ingredient. When you have a sore throat, this is an herbal remedy that is often unknown, or overlooked. Turmeric is a golden-hued spice obtained from the root of the Curcuma longa plant. Turmeric includes significant antioxidants, anti-inflammatory effects, and is a natural antiseptic that may aid in the battle against infections. These characteristics may not only help relieve a sore throat, but they may also help it heal faster. You will find this powerful ingredient in our Joyful Release tea which has been incredibly popular these days as it is delicious not only hot, but iced as well. It is caffeine free and alongside the turmeric, you will find apple pieces, orange, ginger, cinnamon, rose hips, black peppercorn, mango pieces, natural orange flavor, marigold flowers, and natural mango flavors.
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Don't forget the honey!

With your sore throat, one additive that we always suggest adding to your tea of choice is honey. Honey is a rich natural source of antibacterial qualities that may be used to combat germs and viruses. It includes various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that have been linked to improved heart health over time and aid in the recovery from illnesses such as the common cold and flu. When combined with hot tea, honey, a lovely natural sweetener, soothes an irritated throat and minimizes a cough. When you're unwell, drinking warm liquids like tea is hydrating, warming, and relaxing, which helps to calm and release any congestion. When you have a sore throat, you can drink hot tea with honey at any time, but drinking a cup before bed improves sleep quality and allows you to obtain restorative slumber.

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It is worth mentioning that if you are feeling under the weather, tea of any kind will help with your hydration which is always recommended. If you do decide to give any of these teas a try in hopes of soothing a sore throat, let us know how you fare! We hope you are on the mend soon! Happy sipping! - Kaytea :)

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