It’s time to say goodbye to sore throats and feel better with Cinnamon Sore Throat Tea! This tasty remedy is the perfect way to get well soon. Grab the recipe today and make this comforting drink!
Best of all it’ll help soothe your sore throat because this tea for sore throat is so good, it’s the best tea for sore throat! It’s easy to make even when you’re sick, and it’s delicious. If you’d like to Jump to Recipe quickly, please feel free.
Recipes like my Orange Cinnamon Moscow Mule, Cold Curing Apple Cider, and Cinnamon Dolce Latte are great for when you want a cinnamon spiced drink with minimal effort. I love a delicious beverage, and this is one of my Drink Recipes you’ll want in your recipe box!
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Why you want this recipe
Anything that helps me feel better, I’m ALL for! That’s where this Cinnamon Sore Throat Tea comes in.
It’s good; it soothes and coats; comforts; it tastes yummy.
It’s the perfect tea recipe for sore throat.
Easy to make
It’s easy to make too, so even if you’re home alone and don’t feel like doing anything, you can make it quickly and crawl back in bed.
Make it in the microwave or on the stove-top, whatever’s easiest for you.
This Cinnamon Sore Throat Tea has ginger to help nausea as well, as I often get nauseous when I’m sick.
What milk should I use?
Use the milk of your choice for this homemade tea for sore throat, dairy, plant-based, it’s all good, besides, I’m a big believer in using what already tastes good to you.
For the pictures I used two different kinds of milk so you could see there’s a little difference in the way it looks.
I used cashew milk and 2% dairy milk. Both were good, and both coated and soothed.
Can I use a different milk?
If you’re worried about the fact that milk may increase mucus (as many people have commented), again, feel free to use plant-based milk, as it works great!
There are so many kinds of milks that taste good – coconut, homemade cashew milk, cashew, rice, almond, soy, dairy milk, cream, use what you like, and what you feel comfortable with.
I’ve made this with all kinds of milks, and a whole bunch of brands of milks. Please note that a thinner milk may make the taste of the drink a bit spicier than a thicker creamier milk.
What is it a tea?
In this instance, herbal tea is a hot drink made from the infusion of dried leaves, fruit, or flowers. Cinnamon and ginger are both dried materials coming from plants. So, this is a type of herbal tea.
These may be called tisanes or herbal infusions to prevent confusion, but for simplicity’s sake, it’s called a tea, just to simplify how it’s named.
Adding honey and milk and other ingredients helps to season and sweeten the drink.
If you’d like, feel free to add “tea” to the brew.
And, as I always say, don’t worry about what it’s called, just enjoy how delicious it is.
Or, feel free to call it a steamer. Or even call it a cinnamon herbal tea drink, nighty night milk drink, sore throat relief drink, warm milk drink, or sore throat remedy drink if you prefer.
Can I use something other than honey?
Yes, you can replace the honey in this with maple syrup for a vegan alternative, or if you’re allergic to honey.
Or, use any liquid sweetener of choice.
Don’t give this to children under 1 year old, as honey isn’t safe for them.
Can I heat honey safely?
Heating up raw honey will change the makeup of the honey, and potentially weaken or destroy enzymes, vitamins, and minerals, but it will not give you a horrible disease, turn it toxic, cause you to get sick, or poison you.
Yes, prolonged exposure to very high temperatures in the oven or on the grill honey can potentially weaken or destroy some of the nutritional make-up of the honey. But this recipe does not have you heat it in a prolonged or aggressive manner.
Even within the beehive itself honey can reach temperatures of 95° F. So, heating honey to around this temperature is just fine, and will leave the health benefits of the honey intact.
In addition, heating up crystallized honey is a great way to make the honey more liquid and easier to handle.
So rest assured, that heating honey in this recipe is perfectly safe.
As for the spices in the drink, yes, you can feel free to play around with them.
If you’re allergic to ginger or can’t have it due to medical reasons, try swapping it with cardamom, turmeric, allspice, nutmeg, or mace. Or simply leave it out.
Add a dash of vanilla extract or almond extract if you like!
Each spice will change the flavor a bit, but you might find a spice blend that suits you perfectly!
Besides being great for when you aren’t feeling well, this cinnamon tea for sore throat is yummy anytime, as an evening snack to relax before bedtime, or as a breakfast drink instead of coffee.
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Pretty ceramic mug
Cough drops (I bought some of these recently, and they are great)
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More drinks that will help you feel better
I’m all for tasty drinks that are natural and help me feel better. Maybe that boost of vitamin C might even help fight off a cold before it gets started.
If you’re with me on that, be sure to check out me Honey Lemon Cold & Flu Remedy Drink, Hot Toddy, and Healing Evergreen Tea drinks.
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Cinnamon Sore Throat Tea
- 1 cup milk use your favorite dairy or plant-based
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon powdered ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon mild tasting honey
- Place milk in a small saucepan and scald (heat) on low until hot but not boiling. Stir in the cinnamon, ginger, and honey until well mixed. Sip to soothe.
- Or, place all ingredients in a microwave safe cup and microwave on high for 1-1 ½ minutes (microwave times will vary), or until hot. Stir, and sip.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
Holly, I found that at a thrift store many years ago. Probably someone’s hand made class project. Search your local thrift stores for cool stuff & good luck!
This helped me so much, thank you. I’d been coughing all night and just about lost my voice and my throat felt so sore but I definitely feel closer to normal after drinking this. I used almond milk, it was delicious with the perfect amount of spice.
Thank you for this recipe. My husband has a head cold and sore throat and so I made him this tea. Although I’m sure it would be amazing all on it’s own, as per the great amount of positive reviews you have, I decided to add 1/2 tsp of turmeric, which is an anti-inflammatory to help ease the sore throat even more, and he said it tastes amazing AND immediately starts to soothe his raw and irritated throat. He drinks this every few hours for relief.
AAhh! A lovely addition to my home remedies! A nasty cold has had me laid up for a couple days, and though my usual go-to of ginseng tea with ginger juice and honey is still effective I am always happy to branch out. This feels like it is working already after one sip!
Since I did the microwave version I found a small whisk handy to get the powder spices blended in, and I added the honey after it was hot, since I avoid over heating raw unfiltered honey. Definitely going into my rotation!
Just made it in the microwave and I must say it was great!! My throat really feels better already. I’ll definitely make this again! Thanks for sharing ☺️
This is one of my go to remedies I use for a sore throat, also a delicious bedtime treat.
Whoa, my throat was really hurting. Warmed up the spices and milk, I haven’t even finished it and my throat feels noticeably better.
Love it! ❤ absolutely delicious! Helped my sore throat so much!!
I’ve had the beginnings of strep throat today, so I made this. It really helped soothe my throat til I was able to get to the Dr for antibiotics. It also seemed to bring down the inflammation in my throat, making it easier to swallow and communicate. Will definitely be saving this recipe and highly recommend!
Came out great! Thank you for sharing I even got my kiddos to drink it by adding a little whipped cream, it’s delicious and helped.
This works and tastes amazing!