November graced me with, unfortunately, a goddamn cold! You know, those days where you can’t even step outside the house or simply going to the bathroom seems like a perilous adventure. I spent the last 3 days in sweatpants with no makeup and watch netflix all day long (can’t be more basic than this). I’m the type of person who believe in her immune system and not medication, but will in the end step on her pride and take tylenol once every four hours. There’s nothing worse than not being healthy.
To help me, aside of drinking lots of water and eat everything that contains vitamin C, I found a new bestie! Say hello to TEA! Because, there’s nothing more comforting than a cup of tea. David’s Tea also created many types of tea depending on how sore your throat is combined with your stuffy nose. I probably drank 3 liters per day over the past week. I’ve then decided to make you a list of my favorite 5 that helped me power through this unwanted cold.
PS: Add a bit of honey if your throat hurts, it does help!
When the name of your tea represents a little bit how you feel, you know you’re onto something great. This organic green tea should be the first thing you should think of in case of stuffy nose. Lemongrass, peppermint, orange pieces, eleuthero root and echinacea, only what’s good for you to fight this cold. Not too sweet, simply perfect.
2. Chai & Mighty (cinnamon and ginger)
Nothing better than a Chai Tea, honestly! If you can’t go out to order a Pumpkin Spice Latte, the Chai & Mighty tea is ideal. Black tea based, we added ginger (excellent in case of having a cold), cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and black pepper! Love spices? There, you have it! Perfect seasonal tea if you’d ask me.
Let’s say that on the third day (sometimes a bit before), this Cold 911 tea may come in handy. In reality this is a herbal tea, which you can drink until late at night since the latter is caffein free! Perfect tea before bedtime. With its eucalyptus aromas, Cold 911 contains a deliciously soothing mix of peppermint, juniper berries and orange peel.
Because there’s nothing more comforting, when you’re sick, than having your mom who’ll take care of you. If you’re like me and live in an apartment located million miles away from mommy and daddy, this tea is the closest thing from the real deal! This biological herbal tea is also caffeine-free plus there’s chamomile, peppermint and lemongrass for an added dose of tranquility.
This tea is hands down my favorite, with its ginger and mint flavor that are yet spicy but still balanced. I don’t like artificial sweet tea, therefore, this type of tea is right down my alley. Still spicy once again, just for the kick of remediate to your stuffy nose dilemma. This tea is a mix of licorice root, fennel clove, organic cardamom, ginger and black pepper. This tea has also a little caffeine, but in the end, it is perfect to drink after waking up.
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