Honey Lemon Ginger Tea – Natural Cold & Cough Remedy

Make this jar of honey and lemony goodness 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 help 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!

Honey Lemon Ginger Tea – Natural Cold & Cough Remedy

Recipe by KellyCourse: DrinksCuisine: Tea


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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.


  • 1 cup raw honey

  • 2 lemons, cleaned and sliced

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

  • Sterilized jar with lid


  • 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!

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