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A modification of the Starbucks Coldbuster tea recipe. It's so delicious and better than any over the counter store-bought packaged drink mixes! This is my go-to cold remedy!

I recently discovered the Starbucks Secret Menu website thanks to my dear blogging friend, Susannah from Simple Moments Stick.

While poking around their website I found the big kahuna of cold busting drinks. Yes, I’ve been fighting and have pretty much almost conquered a nasty cold. However, rather than leaving the comfort of my PJs (and the warmth of my home) I decided to make my own version of The Coldbuster Tea. The original recipe can be found HERE.

Coldbuster Tea Recipe

  • Pour 1 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice into a mug.
  • Add 8 – 10 oz boiling water.
  • Steep 1 chamomile and 1 peppermint tea bag in the mixture for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bags.
  • Add 1 1/2 Tbsp pure honey.
  • If you want an extra “kick” add 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper. It’s not as tasty but it really clears the sinuses.
  • Stir and sip.

I find the peppermint, chamomile, lemon, and honey combination so soothing.Jennifer-The-Deliberate-Mom-Signature



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Jennifer Bly
Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool, creator of The Deliberate Mom, Deliberate Homeschooling and regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Jennifer writes about parenting, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.
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