I’ve been a little bit sick for 2 weeks now. Some days dizzy, some days a fever. Today it has finally become a full force head cold. Now I’m off sick from work on a beautiful day, resting on the couch with lots of fluids.
After two weeks of this thing I am pretty tired of most pre-bagged tea. Since I’m home today I changed up my routine by adding dried hibiscus & ginger to the usual lemon & honey. All the added acidity and spice feels great on my throat. Plus it is a bit like sorrel, though far less fun without the rum.
Edit to add: Dried hibiscus is used in drinks all over the world (including in Celestial Seasons “Red Zinger” tea), but it best known for it’s uses in Jamaica and Latin America. You will be able to find it in most Mexican markets labeled at “flor de Jamaica”. Our stash came from MacPherson’s Fruit Stand in Beacon Hill.