Glass mason jar filled with honey and slices of lemon. Jar sits on wood background and is surrounded by slices of lemon and ginger root.

Honey Lemon Tea – Natural Cold & Cough Remedy

Make this jar of homemade Lemon Honey Tea for a cozy, sweet, and soothing cup of goodness! It is perfect to make at the beginning of winter to have on hand for when you start to feel under-the-weather.

Years ago, a friend gifted me a jar of honey citron tea from an Asian market. The jar was a delicious mixture of honey, lemon, and other citrus flavors. It became our go-to drink during the winter if we started to feel a cold coming on or woke up with a sore throat and just wanted something soothing to start the day.

Quentin LOVED this stuff. To this day, he still talks about that jar of honey citron tea anytime he starts feeling a little sick. So, this year we decided to try making our own!

Read on below to see how to create a little jar of goodness to keep in your fridge this winter. We hope you find it as soothing and full of wellness as we do!

Ingredients

Ingredients including several yellow lemons, pieces of brown ginger root, and a jar of Beelicious Honey are laid out on a white background.

To make this Homemade Honey Lemon Tea you will need the following:

  • Honey – since honey is the main ingredient, I highly recommend using a raw, local honey that you enjoy eating straight from the jar. You will taste the honey as the dominant flavor in the tea so you want to be sure it is one you like! Two of our favorite local honeys in the Cincinnati region are Don Popp’s and Beelicious Honey.
  • Lemons – since you’re adding lemon slices directly into your tea mixture, look for high quality lemons with rinds that are in good shape. Organic is great if you can get it. You’ll also want to thoroughly clean the lemons. Using sea salt and water works well and helps remove any waxy residue that may be on the lemon rind.
  • Ginger (optional) – approximately 1 inch in length should be enough for this recipe. You can keep the skin on too! Give the ginger a good cleaning before slicing and adding to the mixture.
  • Sterilized glass jar with lid

How to Make Homemade Honey Lemon Tea

Making your own jar of Homemade Honey Lemon Tea is really simple to do. It can also be customized to your liking. Ginger is a great addition (we decided to add that in our jar today). You could also play around with adding other citrus fruits, such as oranges or limes.

  • Step 1: Assemble all ingredients. Thoroughly clean your lemons. Clean the ginger root as well if you are using it in the recipe.
  • Step 2: Slice lemons into 1/8-inch or 1/4-inch slices and slice ginger into 1/16-inch or 1/8-inch pieces. The size really just depends on your preference and the size of your jar. Keep in mind that you will be scooping out a spoonful or two of this mixture (including the lemons and ginger) to add to your tea. You can always strain the pieces out if you prefer a tea that is just liquid, or you can leave the slices of ginger and lemons in to add even more flavor to your cup of tea.
  • Step 3: Place layers of lemon slices, ginger slices and honey in the jar, alternating so it is evenly mixed throughout the jar. Fill the jar to the top and seal tightly with the lid.
  • Step 4: Store in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 days to allow time for the lemon and ginger to infuse into the honey.
  • Step 5: When you are ready to use, scoop 1-2 spoonfuls of the honey mixture into a cup of hot water. Stir and enjoy! (As mentioned above, you can leave the lemon and ginger slices in as you mix into your cup, or use a strainer to only add the infused honey). Keep the jar in the refrigerator for up to one month to use as needed!

This Homemade Honey Lemon Tea is simple to make and low cost! It is the perfect cup of cozy, sweet, and healing flavors for those cold winter nights.

Enjoy!

Honey Lemon Tea – Natural Cold & Cough Remedy

Recipe by KellyCourse: DrinksCuisine: Tea
Servings

10

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

Try this go-to natural remedy for colds and coughs. Honey infused with lemon and ginger is mixed into hot water for a soothing and healing cup of tea. Make a jar at the beginning of winter to keep handy in the fridge.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw honey

  • 2 lemons, cleaned and sliced

  • 1 piece fresh ginger (approx. 1 inch in length)

  • Sterilized jar with lid

Directions

  • Wash the lemons with their rind still on. I recommend using sea salt to as a scrub to help thoroughly clean store-bought lemons which may have wax on their skin.
  • Slice the lemons (1/8 or 1/4-inch slices works great) and remove all seeds.
  • Slice the ginger, leaving the skin on (1/16-inch or 1/8-inch slices works great).
  • Place layers of lemon slices, ginger slices, and honey in the jar, alternating so it is evenly mixed throughout the jar. Fill the jar to the top and seal tightly with the lid.
  • Store in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 days to allow time for the lemon and ginger to infuse into the honey.
  • When you are ready to use, scoop 1-2 spoonfuls of the honey mixture into a cup of hot water. Stir and enjoy! (You can leave the lemon and ginger slices in as you mix into your cup, or use a strainer to only add the infused honey). Keep the jar in the refrigerator for up to one month to use as needed!

Notes

  • You can easily customize Homemade Honey Lemon Tea by adding other spices such as ginger, or citrus fruits such as oranges or limes.

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