Introduction: Easy Lemon Honey Tea

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In this Instructable, I am going to show you how to make my favorite cold remedy, Lemon and Honey Tea. This recipe is easy to make and all-natural. When I feel a bit under the weather and don't have much energy I like to make this drink. There are very few ingredients, if I can make it, you can make it, let's get started.

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Follow the easy steps below or watch the short video tutorial.


You may print the recipe here.


  • Hot water (8 to 12 ounces)
  • Juice from half of a lemon (you can add more if you like)
  • 1 to 3 tsp. of honey (doesn't have to be exact, just put some in and taste it. :)) (5 to 15g)
  • 1 Echinacea capsule (optional ingredient, great for fighting colds and the flu)


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**Full disclosure, I am not a medical professional, if you are allergic to lemon, honey, or Echinacea please don't drink this. This all-natural drink makes me feel better, but may not have the same effect for you.

Step 1: The Lemon

First heat up a mug of water. Make the water as hot as you like. Squeeze the juice from half of a lemon into the water. If you want more of a lemon taste use the other half as well. Lemons are high in vitamin C. Adding fresh lemon to hot water with honey can help reduce phlegm when you have a cold.

Step 2: Echinacea

Now break open the capsule of Echinacea and pour it into the water. Echinacea has been identified as having helpful properties like antioxidant, antiviral, and immune-strengthening.

Step 3: Honey

Now just add some honey for sweetness and stir. Honey won't cure a cold but it has been known to help with common cold symptoms. It can help with coughs and is soothing when put in warm drinks, for sore throats.

Once the honey is stirred in, drink away. Enjoy! And feel better!

Step 4: Video Tutorial

Now watch those steps in action with this video tutorial.