Tuesday, February 16, 2010

On the Mend (Thanks to my Mom!)

I wanted to share something that has been a staple for me the past week - my mom's recipe for spiced tea! I never realized how loaded with sugar it was until she gave me the recipe, but I can tell you this - I couldn't have survived the flu without it!

This stuff helped soothe my throat, calm my cough and comforted me. I've loved it for years and finally got the recipe out of her.
Mix the following ingredients together and store in an airtight container (my mom always used canning jars). Use 1-2 spoonfuls per cup of boiling water. It makes a great Christmas gift dressed up in a pretty container, too!

~ 2 cups instant tea granules
~ 2 cups tang
~ 2 cups sugar (whoa!)
~ 1 package of lemon kool-aid
~ 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
~ 1/2 tsp. cloves
(another version doubles the cinnamon and cloves)

Try it and I know you'll like it! I didn't worry too much about the sugar/calories since I was so sick I wasn't eating anything else!


1 comment:

  1. What a great home remedy. Cinnimon & cloves both are very strong antivirals. I'm not so sure about the Tang though;D