The Coldbuster Tea

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 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
Former early childhood professional, now a stay-at-home-mom of two girls. I write about parenting, homeschooling, my faith, and personal life experiences. I'm striving to become the deliberate mom I long to be.
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  1. says

    Oh that tea sounds perfect for a cold! I’m not a big hot tea drinker but when I have a cold, they always help, especially with ingredients like you listed. I hope you’re feeling better! I’ll have to stop by and see The Blog Strut, it sounds fun! :)

  2. Tiffany {A Touch of Grace} says

    Oooohhhh that sounds like a really good recipe! I’ll for sure have to try it if I get sick this season (knock on wood)!
    Sorry to hear you’re under the weather, but hopefully this tea is helping!
    Have a great day friend!

  3. Thaleia Maher says

    Thanks for sharing this simple recipe! So glad we keep those teas in stock year round. Definitely gonna give it a try:)

  4. Ceil says

    Hi Jennifer! Your tea sounds heavenly, and I bet it smells divine. I think I’d skip the pepper, unless I was so stuffed up I wouldn’t taste it. I’m not much for the hot stuff.

    Congrats on the Strutting! I don’t think I’ve heard of it, but I’ll poke around here tomorrow and check it out. If you are doing it, I’m sure it’s fun :)
    Have a good evening!

  5. Tammy/Our Neck of the Woods says

    The tea sounds great! I always reach for tea first if I feel a cold coming on. My first line of defense. Congrats on the blog strut! :)

  6. Megan McCosker says

    Was so keen to Strut along with you, but just checked the good old world clock and saw that it will be 1am in London, so, I shall have to love you and leave you!! Strut your stuff!!! xx

  7. Chrisy Clay says

    I’m saving that recipe for next time l have a cold Jennifer, it looks wonderful…just what you need when not feeling well. Hope the blog strut went well, looks like you had a good response. Take care xx

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