Nowadays, there are various types of teas for colds on the market, most of which are instant teas, and are very convenient to use. Yet, it will be even better to make the teas yourself with ingredients from reliable suppliers who offer quality tea. The following teas help people recover from different stages or types of colds.
Best Choice: Black Tea
Black tea has many benefits for our bodies. It kills bacteria and diminishes inflammation. Black tea is also warm in nature, thus it can expel cold from your body, and warm your stomach and other organs. Therefore, it is also a good choice for people who have a weak stomach and spleen.
We recommend any of the black teas listed on our site but if you already have supply and are also looking to take your the amazing to another level, below is a list you can reference that provides additional ingredients and remedies.
Ingredients: Ban Lan Gen 30g, Da Qing Ye 30g, white chrysanthemum flowers 10g, Jin Yin Hua 10g, water 2000cc
Preparation: rinse all the materials in a bowl with cold water twice. Drain them afterwards. Cook all the materials in a pottery pot with 2000cc of water. Cook over low heat for about 20 minutes after it boils. Filter out all the materials and drink the soup.
Effects: According to the theories in Chinese traditional medicine, Ban Lan Gen can remove body heat and toxins. When one has or is about to have a headache or sore throat, Ban Lan Gen tea is often recommended as a remedy tea. Chinese medicine practitioners like to prescribe Ban Lan Gen with Jin Yin Hua, Lian Qiao and Niu Bang Zi. But you should consult professionals for the use of Ban Lan Gen because of its medicinal properties.
Ingredients: Jin Yin Hua 3g, Gan Cao 3g, Ge Gen slices 4g, Lian Qiao 2g, Ju Geng 3g, Hai Fu Shi 2g, Ling Zhi mushroom slices 4g, Bei Xingren(Sweet Apricot Seed) 4g, smilax (Tu Fu Ling) 4g, Sang Zhi slices 4g, Jing Jie 3g, Zi Su Ye 3g, water 3000cc
Preparation: rinse all the materials and soak with water for 10 minutes. Drain afterwards. Put all the materials and 3000cc of water in a pottery pot. Cook over low heat for 30 minutes. Filter the soup.
Effects: this remedy is designed especially for people in Guangdong Province, Hong Kong and Macau areas when they catch a cold. It is very helpful to ease the discomfort of a sore throat and other symptoms at the early stage of cold.
Ingredients: honey 20g, fresh ginger roots 20g, water 100cc
Preparation: peel, rinse and grate the ginger. Put the grated ginger in a tea cup, Add water and stir well.
Effects: ginger is famous for its power to expel cold, promote sweating, stop vomiting, reduce phlegm, and eliminate body toxins. It is a popular and easy remedy for chills, fever and stomachache caused by colds or getting wet in the rain.
Ingredients: fresh ginger roots, brown sugar
Preparation: rinse, cut and hammer the ginger with the knife. Cook it with 2 bowls of cold water for 5 minutes. Add a spoonful of brown sugar and stir for 30 seconds. Drink it while it is still hot. Then go to sleep and keep yourself warm. Do it 3 to 4 days in succession. The cold should be cured soon.
Effects: ginger can warm your stomach and expel cold from you body. Brown sugar can enrich the blood. Ginger soup is known among Chinese people for its functions of preventing colds, coordinating intestines and stomach, diminishing inflammation, clearing dampness from the body, invigorating the circulation of blood and relieving nausea and vomiting.
Ingredients: the right amount of Ban Xia, Fu Ling, Chen Pi, Su Ye, Huo Xiang, Chuan Pu, Xiang Ru, Cang Bai Shu, papaya, Baizhi, and tea leaves.
Preparation: Dried all the materials. Grind all and mix together. Pack 6g in each of the small bags made of follicular paper. Store in a dry place. Steep one bag with boiled water for 10 minutes. Take it once or twice a day while it is warm.
Effects: it is a remedy for colds in four seasons, as is shown in its name, and cures symptoms of diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. It can also drive away summer heat, relieve exterior syndrome and tonify the spleen.
Ingredients: Jing Jie 10g, Su Ye 10g, fresh ginger roots 10g, tea leaves 6g, mint 3g
Preparation: Cook Jing Jie, Su Ye, tea leaves with ginger roots over gentle heat for about 15 minutes. Add mint and cook another 3 to 5 minutes. Then add 30g brown sugar and wait until the sugar is totally dissolved. Take it twice a day.
Effects: it dispels sweat out the wind. It can relieve chills and bodily pain caused by wind-cold.
Ingredients: tea leaves 10g, 3 scallions, Yin Hua 5g
Preparation: steep with 150ml boiled water.
Effects: it clears body heat and toxins. And it is a remedy for heat-cold and its symptoms of headache and chills.
Ingredients: Zi Su Ye 5g
Preparation: rinse and cook Zi Su Ye with 500ml boiled water for 2 to 3 minutes. Or you can steep it with boiled water for 3 to 5 minutes. Drink while it is hot.
Effects: it helps you sweat and relieves your cold symptoms.
9. Tea of Eight Flavors
Ingredients: Chuan Gong 120g, Jing Jie 120g, Bai Zhi 60g, Qiang Huo 60g, Gan Cao 60g, Xi Xin 30g, Fang Feng 30g, mint 240g
Preparation: grind all the materials into powder. Mix together well. Take 6g with green tea every time, and three times a day.
Effects: it is a remedy for headache caused by colds.
10. Sang Ju Tea
Ingredients: mulberry leaves 10g, chrysanthemum 10g, Gan Cao 2g, Longjing tea 6g
Preparation: steep all materials together with boiled water. Drink it every day.
Effects: it dispel the wind and body heat, and cures heat-cold, sore throats, headache, eye swelling and pain.
11. Dandelion Tea
Ingredients: dandelion 20g, Gan Cao 3g, honey 20g, green tea 20g
Preparation: Cook dandelion with Gan Cao and water for 15 minutes. Filter the soup and add honey and green tea. Finish it in three times.
Effects: it clears body heat and toxins, and is a remedy for heat-cold.