Cold Busting Tea Recipe

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Nobody likes having a cold, so when one hits, we’ll do what we can to get rid of it quickly. I’ve developed this cold busting tea recipe that may be just the trick! It’s a great way to get the powerful benefits of fresh juice into a format that’s warm and soothing. Give this one a go and let me know what you think in the comments below!

The Juice: Immunity Tea Bombs

Makes 20 fl oz

Try my cold busting tea recipe, featuring the power of ginger, turmeric, and pineapple. Let it soothe you while it kicks that cold in the backside!

1. Make the Juice


1/2 Uber-Ripe Pineapple

Handful of Ginger

Handful of Turmeric

1 Lemon

Pinch of Black Pepper (use in step 2)

Pinch of Cayenne Pepper (optional, use in step 2)


Remove the crown and skin (optional) of the pineapple.

Scrub the ginger and turmeric roots.

Peel (optional) the lemon.

Run the ingredients (sans the peppers) through your juicer and set aside.

2. Freeze the Tea Bombs


Pour the Immunity Tea Bomb juice into an ice cube tray of your choice.

Sprinkle ground black pepper and cayenne (if desired) over each cube.

Freeze until solid.

Juicer Test Kitchen Insider’s Tip: For tea bomb recipes like this one, I love using large round ice cubes. This tray (shown in the photo) is my go-to, and it works great!

Large Ice Cube Ball Tray of 6

3. Make the Tea!


Remove the frozen tea bombs from ice cube tray.

Place 1 or 2 tea bombs in a heat-proof mug.

Pour steaming hot water (not quite boiling) over the tea bomb(s) and enjoy!

Juicer Test Kitchen Insider’s Tip: Feel free to add other items to make the tea taste to your liking. I like to add a cinnamon stick right in the mug. Honey is another great addition, as it brings sweetness and additional anti-microbial properties (if you use raw honey).

Pouring hot water over an immunity tea bomb to make my cold busting tea!

The Details: Cancel That Cold!

This recipe brings some heavy immune-supporting hitters to the plate, starting with pineapple. This fruit may help soothe sore throat symptoms often associated with a cold thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also packed with vitamin C, a known superhero against infection. The enzyme bromelain also gets into the game with its ability to break down mucus, helping reduce congestion and inflammation in the sinuses and respiratory tract.

Not to be outdone, studies suggest that ginger has powerful antibacterial and antimicrobial properties so I just what you need to kick that nasty cold to the curb! Just as crucial, turmeric is known to stimulate the body’s immune system by activating a myriad of antibody responses in the body.

Black pepper boosts the active ingredient, curcumin, by as much as 2000% which magnifies its immune-system benefitting effects significantly.

Lemon also brings vitamin C into the mix with its antiviral and antibacterial properties, helping to support your immune system just when it needs it most.

Even that optional dash of cayenne is here to help. They’re known to spur the circulatory system into hyperdrive by increasing blood flow, which helps the blood deliver immune cells more quickly to the areas under attack from that cold.

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The Juicer: Kuvings REVO830

Kuvings REVO830 juicer makes my cold busting tea recipe - immunity tea bombs.

I made the Immunity Tea Bombs using the Kuvings REVO830 juicer. Make health-giving juice fast plus a whole lot more!

The Kuvings REVO830 is a cold press juicer that gets the job done fast. Seasoned juicers know that “cold press” and “fast” don’t typically go together, but thanks to its dual-feed produce hopper the REVO830 makes it happen.

Their innovative design eradicates the need to chop most ingredients. One side takes long produce like celery, cucumbers, carrots, and greens, while the other does large items like oranges, beets, and apples. If it fits, you can drop it in with no chopping!

The REVO830 not only makes mouthwatering juice fast. It also can make nut milk, smoothies, sorbets, and nice cream. It has a robust upgraded motor that is super quiet and lets you run non-stop for up to 45 minutes.

This machine is backed by an incredible 15-year warranty. I absolutely recommend the Kuvings REVO830 for any home juicer. It’s one of my go-to juicers, and I love it!

Post a comment below if you try this recipe. We’d LOVE to hear from you!

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    • Hello Venessa!
      Personally, I like it a couple of times a day if I were to develop a cold.
      The warming tea is really nice and soothing!

      Enjoy the recipe!

      Stay Juicy!


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