Cooling and Healing Chinese Herbal Tea for Coughs and Fevers
Cooling and Healing Chinese Herbal Tea for (Dry) Coughs and Fevers
Traditional Chinese Name:
止咳茶 (zhǐké chá) – direct translation here is “anti-cough” tea. There are many teas that have earned the right to this label, so it’s just easier to use it as such instead of labeling all the ingredients.
Taste: Sweet and slightly bitter
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Have a dry cough? (And / or a fever)? Which can also include a dry, heaty nose?
This cooling tea is perfect for moisturizing the body and lungs and supporting a dry cough or fever. It’s got the sweet, cool elements with the dried chrysanthemum flowers and cough support in the monk fruit, which helps moisten the lungs. The apricot kernals and added honey also help relieve coughs.
This tea is super easy to make and delicious to drink! You can consider using a tea bag to keep the ingredients together for easier disposal.
Cook time: 2 mins
Total time: 2 mins
Serves: 1 cup
- In a disposable, recyclable tea bag, add in the dried chrysanthemum flower, apricot kernals, and dried monk fruit and seal
- Put this into a thermos bottle or a cup
- Fill with hot water and cover and steep for at least 2 minutes
- Add in honey, stir and mix
- Serve and enjoy!