I don’t know about you, but when I’m sick, I bring out the big guns to jump start my immune system. Last week I ended up with The Huz’s cold, much as I tried to avoid it. Realistically, I probably didn’t even have a chance. Sure, I was exercising and drinking lots of water. But I wasn’t sleeping enough, I was anxious about my big announcement, I had exams to study for, and an upcoming 15k (which I’ll recap this weekend, hopefully). Sure enough, just as The Huz turned the corner and started feeling better, I got knocked out. On my way down into the pit of snotty noses and sore throats, I rounded up the troops: zinc lozenges, Emergen-C, an extra-large green juice, and echinacea tea.
That last item wound up being the easiest to acquire since it came to me, as if inspired by some higher all-knowing power, by way of my mail box.
As my sinuses filled and my throat tightened, I opened the little envelope from Celestial Seasonings and out popped the cold and cough piece de resistance: wellness tea! Naturally, I went straight for the Echinacea Complete Care tea first.
It was really delicious. Subtly sweet, no sugar needed, and very soothing. I’d never had echinacea tea before (I usually go straight for the drops) but I really loved this and can imagine alternating it with green tea just to keep my immune system purring. I’ve always been a Sleepytime fan, so I’m incredibly thankful to have other delicious CS teas in my cabinet now. Hopefully I’ll be healthy for a while, but I’m sure I’ll find another excuse to try the other teas very soon.
What’s your favorite kind of tea?