I don't know about you, but I love when the weather turns cold. The crisp air, the leaves turning colors, and the nearing holiday season are all what I love about this time of year. The one thing that I do not love about this time of year? Cold and flu season. It's the worst.
Luckily, I am a tea person through and through. Our tea shelf is always full of my favorite teas, specifically Bigelow. I drink tea every single day, no matter how I'm feeling. It's one of my favorite parts of my day. When I'm feeling under the weather, tea is extra comforting to me. For a sweetener, I prefer to use honey. However, lemon and honey is the best thing to put in tea when you're not feeling well. It can break up any phlegm and soothe your throat. Well, it's even easier if you combine honey and lemon in one jar.
This is how I make my lemon infused honey for the cold and flu season. I've also included a sweet little basket that you can deliver to a sick friend, to help them feel a little better while they're recovering from the cold or flu.
Lemon Infused Honey
1 cup of honey
Start by zesting the rind of one lemon. If you like your honey to have a stronger lemon flavor, you can also slice the rind off of the lemon and use that as well.
Check the temperature once it starts heating up. 115 degrees fahrenheit is the perfect temperature for infused honey. Once it reaches that temperature, remove it from the burner and allow it to cool.
Using a small funnel, pour the lemon infused honey into a small container.
Using this adorable chicken wire basket, I stuffed the bottom with tissue paper.
I included a couple bath soaks that I found at Walmart. I've tried these soaks before and was very happy to see sample sizes.
Next, the lemon infused honey fits perfectly in the front of the basket.
Last, but certainly not least, the star of the basket! My favorite Bigelow teas are herbal. They are just so comforting, and they sooth my throat so well. I love that I can drink these right before I go to sleep, so I can completely relax in the evening before I sleep.
I've included these two, although it's hard to narrow down my favorites. The Green Tea and the Lemon Ginger Tea pair so well with the lemon infused honey. Any friend who receives this basket will be feeling so comforted and loved!
The Bigelow teas always stand out to me on the grocery store shelf. Make sure to try my favorite blends and try the other ones as well!