Kick Ass Cold Fighting Tea

February 12, 2014


Well, lo and behold my darling cherub who was sick all last week, has passed his not so angelic germs on to his poor mother. I was too busy comforting him and nuzzling him to notice him coughing directly into my face.

So as of a few days ago, not only did I have a baby almost over his cold but I now had a massive cold too. I mean nasal congestion, Kleenex everywhere, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer dry red nose. You know how they say, “Moms don’t get sick days.” Well, that is sooooo true.

Long gone are the days when I could just call in sick to my crappy bosses on days when I just needed a “me day”. It made me think I should have called in sick more often while I had the chance.

Cold Fighting Tea | Sarcastic Cooking

On top of being sick and taking care of a child and dog all day, throw in the fact that I am breastfeeding (sorry if that is TMI) and am not sure what or how much of any drug I can take to help me through this. So I started doing some research online about what were some natural home remedies for the common cold and came up with this concoction.

I drank this mixture of green tea, lemon, honey, ginger and cayenne pepper all day with glasses of water in between and in a day my symptoms started to go away! Now, I am no doctor and I am not saying this is going to cure your cold, but it will break up that mucus and clear out the toxins in your body at the same time.

If this cold season is kicking your ass and you have rugrats, pets, or just life in general to deal with, drink some of this tea and take a long steaming hot shower and you will be good in no time!

Kick Ass Cold Fighting Tea

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Cup of Tea


  • 1 ½ Cups Hot Water
  • 1 Green Tea Bag
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Grated Ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • A Small Pinch of Cayenne Pepper


  1. Add honey to the bottom of a mug and pour the hot water over it. Add the tea bag to the water and let it steep for two minutes.
  2. Add the ginger, lemon juice, and cayenne to the mug and stir to combine. Drink while hot.

Kick Ass Cold Fighting Tea | Sarcastic Cooking

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  • Stephie @ EYHO
    February 13, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    And then the heavens opened and angels sang as you drank the miracle tea.

    • Stefanie
      February 14, 2014 at 6:12 am

      That’s exactly how I would describe the feeling when your stuffy nose opens up hahaha

  • Stephanie
    February 13, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Aww, get well soon! Here’s hoping that tea clears everything up and you and your babe are back to normal lickity split

  • julia
    February 13, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Love this tea! I actually got a cold two days after delivering was miserable trying to recover and having a cold. Thank god it is gone but I could have used a cup of this tea. I will warn you once I had kids I started picking up all of their germs! Hope you get healthy fast!

  • Danguole
    February 12, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Oh man, I hope you feel better! Calling in sick and TV marathonning the bejesus out of your day is the only consolation to that business. The tea looks perfect!

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    February 12, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    ughhh you poor thing!!! So glad you made such a miraculous tea!

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
    February 12, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    It’s great to have hot drink recipes like this on hand for when cold symptoms sneak up on you. In fact, I should probably start drinking this as a proactive measure because I feel like everyone around me is terribly ill! I hope you feel better soon!

    • Stefanie
      February 12, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks girl! I am feeling a lot better! If only my red ugly nose would have gone away as fast as my cold did!

  • Susan
    February 12, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Feel better! If that was me, I wouldn’t mind adding just a touch of bourbon at the end of the night to help sleep too. 🙂 Of course with breastfeeding, I guess that doesn’t really work.

    • Stefanie
      February 12, 2014 at 11:10 am

      I knew you’d say that! And I love it! I can have a little booze so you better believe I’ll add some at night!

  • Ashleigh
    February 12, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I feel like my last comment got cut off…just in case: I’m making this now! Thank you! I hope y’all feel better!

  • Ashleigh
    February 12, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I’m making this NOW!! Ugh…I hate being sick! I’ve been drinking (