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Sore Throat Tea

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If you’ve got a sore throat then whip up a cup of this sore throat tea and you’ll be back on your feet in a flash!

If you've got a sore throat then whip up a cup of this sore throat tea and you'll be back on your feet in a flash!


Natural Sore Throat Remedies 

It never fails that when I get really sick I get a sore throat and some kind of chest yuck. We can thank my giant tonsils and asthma for those. I’ve been looking for something more natural to help fight the symptoms. 

Gargle Essential Oils

The bestie recommends gargling her essential oils protective blend. And it works, it really does. But it smells terrible and tastes worse. From the moment it drops into the water and the smell hits me I dread swishing it around in my mouth, gargling it in my throat, and then swallowing. Bleh. It’s a taste that lingers.

When the sore throat is really bad. Like strep throat bad. I’ll suffer through the almighty protective blend because it works. And pretty quickly, too. Not just for sore throats it’ll also usually knock out whatever I’ve got going on like aches, cough, you name it. No one was more surprised than me, The Nyquil Queen, when it worked way better than expected.

Drink Sore Throat Tea

However, when I’ve got just a little baby sore throat, and nothing ibuprofen can’t fix, I opt for this tea. It works every time for minor throat irritation and usually within 24 hours. Plus it tastes miles better than that protective blend 😉

If you've got a sore throat then whip up a cup of this sore throat tea and you'll be back on your feet in a flash!



There isn’t actually any tea in this concoction. I know! It’s crazy, right? But this mixture is incredibly soothing. The ingredients are:

  • Water
  • Lemon
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon

My sister uses this tea when she gets sick. Which happens a lot as a vocalist. The brightness of the lemon and the sweetness of the honey and the spice from the cinnamon make this delicious but mild tea. You don’t even have to use actual tea if you don’t want to. I never do. This post contains some affiliate links.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

Which type of tea is best for sore throats? 

If you did want to steep tea I suggest something herbal like a lemon tea or my favorite winter tea called Winter Spice from Twinings of London. I’m not sure if you can get it outside of winter time in your grocery store so stock up because it works great for sore throats no matter the season! Stay away from black or caffeinated teas, especially if you’re drinking this before bed to help you sleep. But generally any tea you like that pairs well with the flavors of lemon, cinnamon, and honey will work!

If you've got a sore throat then whip up a cup of this sore throat tea and you'll be back on your feet in a flash!


If you've got a sore throat then whip up a cup of this sore throat tea and you'll be back on your feet in a flash!

Sore Throat Tea

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 Tbs honey


  1. Split cinnamon, lemon juice, and honey between two mugs.
  2. Pour boiling water over top and stir well.

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Wednesday 18th of March 2020

I've been using this for years ... I would fight with you the easy going down part I have to force it down .... But it works magic .....


Monday 6th of January 2020

I'm afraid I put way too much cinnamon or it didn't dissolve properly, is it supposed to not be fully dissolved?


Monday 13th of January 2020

Mine doesn't always fully dissolve at first so I like to keep my spoon in my mug so I can continue stirring. The lemon juice can also do weird things like congeal at the bottom of the mug if you let it cool to room temperature. (I found this out the hard and gross way lol)


Sunday 20th of January 2019

I'm shocked at how quick and effective this is... and with ingredients that I actually have!

This gave me instant relief to the sore throat that's been bugging me the past few days. Thank you!


Monday 21st of January 2019

I'm so glad that the tea helped and you're feeling better!

Hannah Kent

Sunday 23rd of September 2018

Just any kind of cinnamon?


Monday 24th of September 2018

Regular ground cinnamon does the trick :)

Gabriel Cross

Sunday 25th of March 2018

Okay. I had a strep throat and I took one drink and it felt like I had never even had a sore throat.


Monday 26th of March 2018

I'm so sorry you had strep throat but so glad this tea was able to help you!

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