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Sore throat tea


2-3 finely chopped shallots
4 cm piece of grated ginger
3/4 cup of runny honey
1/2 juice of a lemon


  1. Place onions and ginger in a small saucepan so they cover the bottom. Pour honey over to submerge. Bring to a boil over medium-high, then immediately reduce heat to low. Simmer gently, running a heatproof rubber spatula across the bottom from time to time, 30 minutes (this will give the onions and ginger time to infuse the honey). Let cool slightly.
  2. Strain honey through a fine-mesh sieve into a small heatproof jar. Add in the lemon juice, then let cool and cover. Save onions and ginger separately to eat, if you’d like.
  3. To use, mix 1 tbsp. throat soother into tea or hot water, or eat directly off the spoon.


Throat soother can be made 1 month ahead. Keep at room temperature.