Sometimes after a long battle with sick children, I no longer have the energy to make another blend, so I reach for what I know works. For extra vitamin C, I reach for Tazo’s Passion Tea. It is available at any store, which means it is quick and easy to pick up with anything else I need.
The herbal blend in the tea has easily absorbable vitamin C that aids the body during an illness. Vitamin C has been shown to be beneficial against viruses and bacterial infections.
While there is an herbal version you can make at home, this tea blend is a great substitute for the exhausted mom, or just in a pinch.
Hibiscus Flowers helps lower the bodies temperature and lends its beautiful red coloring to the tea.
Licorice Root helps reduce swelling, ease spasms, and acts as an expectorant. It also helps strengthen the respiratory system (nose, throat, lungs, bronchial tubes) and is antiviral. Making this herb a great addition to help soothe coughs and respiratory infections.
Orange Peel is contains high levels of vitamin C and antioxidants.
Cinnamon is a warming herb that is great for chills, it helps stimulate appetites, and it is antibacterial and antiviral. Thus, making it one of my go to herbs during cold season.
Rose Hips contains high amounts of vitamin C.
Lemongrass is antimicrobial and aids in reducing inflammation.
To make a large pitcher of tea, place 2 tea bags into a large pitcher and pour hot water over it. Let it steep for 20-30 minutes. Remove the tea bags and sweeten with honey, simple sugar syrup or maple syrup. Add ice and serve.
Children 2-4: 1-2oz (2-4Tbsp), diluted. Drink 1-2 a day
Children 4-7: 2-4oz (4-8Tbsp), diluted. Drink 1-2 a day.
For children 7-11: Drink 1/2-1/3 cup, 2-3 times a day
12-Adults: Drink 8oz, 2-3 times a day