Tea Time!

It’s that time of the year when I wake up with sore throats. This year, especially, since Chicago has decided to vary it’s temperature day to day by a factor of about 30 (Literally, it’s February and the temperature was 55 on Tuesday and is now 30 on Friday!).

Now, I have no time to stay at home and nurse my tender throats. I’m busy people! So, my quick fix throat soother? Throat Coat Tea steeped with a cinnamon stick. After 10 minutes of brewing, remove the tea bag,  add a big spoonful of raw honey and the juice from 1/2 lemon. Stir to melt the honey and then sip-as hot as possible (this is when it is absolutely acceptable to slurp!)-and you can start your day with a throat that feels a bit more soothed….

**also a delicious bed time tea, add a shot of Cognac or Armagnac and you will fall fast asleep!