Tea recipe for a sore throat
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Sore Throat Tea Recipe

A throat soothing tea featuring marshmallow and licorice root for fast relief of a scratchy throat.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 3 doses
Calories: 17kcal
Author: Katie Wells



  • Place the marshmallow root in a jar with a lid (mason jars work well) and cover with 1 cup warm, filtered water. Be sure the water isn’t hot! Put it in the fridge and let it steep for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Put the licorice root into a pot along with 2 cups of water. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce and simmer with the lid on for 10 minutes. Strain the tea into a quart sized jar.
  • When the licorice decoction is very warm, but no longer hot, stir in the honey, lemon juice, and marshmallow infusion.
  • Sip warm as needed for a sore, dry throat. This can be stored in the fridge for up to 6 days and reheated as necessary.


Be sure to check with your natural health care practitioner before use if you fall into any of the categories mentioned in the herbal info sections above.
For adults, take about 1 cup three times a day. For children, adjust the dose to about 3/4 cup twice a day.


Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g