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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!

What’s In This Article

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!

Why is Pineapple Good for the Immune System?

This recipe brings some heavy immune-supporting hitters to the plate, starting with pineapple. Why is pineapple good for the immune system? 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 (1).

Why is pineapple good for the immune system? It's high concentration of vitamin C and bromelain, both of which are known immune system supporting compounds.

Also present in pineapple is the enzyme bromelain. Studies show that it has the ability to break down mucus, helping reduce congestion and inflammation in the sinuses and respiratory tract. It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, proven to act therapeutically in a whole host of medical conditions, and encourages apoptotic cell death (2). In short, it’s pretty badass.

Ginger and Turmeric Tea Benefits

On their own, turmeric and ginger are well-documented to have significant effects on the immune system. A traditional, and effective, method of delivery for both is tea.

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

Ginger and turmeric tea benefits are many. Ginger is known to not only boost the immune system but to ease pain, improve digestion, and reduce both blood sugar and cholesterol levels (3). Turmeric on its own is also known to reduce pain, combat inflammation, and support immune function (4).

Research also suggests that turmeric may help prevent atherosclerosis, reduce the recurrence of ulcerative colitis, improve digestion by way of stimulating bile production, and help prevent and treat several types of cancer (5). Combined, ginger and turmeric give you a double dose of immune-boosting goodness!

More Immune-Boosting Tea Ingredients

To make this cold-busting tea even more effective, I’ve added some more immune-boosting tea ingreadients to this recipe. Black pepper boosts the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, by as much as 2000% which magnifies its immune-system-benefitting effects significantly (6).

More immune-boosting tea ingredients like black pepper, cayenne pepper, and lemon add to the power of this tea!

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 pepper 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.

This Kuvings Cold Press Juicer Does It All!

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!

Top Pick
  • Pros:
    • Minimal Chopping
    • Dual-Feed Produce Hopper
    • Makes Smoothies, Nice Cream, and Nut Milk
    • Super Quiet Operation
    • Ability to Run Non-Stop for 45 Minutes
    • 15-Year Warranty
  • Cons:
    • Can Clog on Pineapple and Soft Fruits
    • Doesn't Fit Under Some Cabinets
    • Requires Consistent Feeding
Top Pick
Pros:
  • Minimal Chopping
  • Dual-Feed Produce Hopper
  • Makes Smoothies, Nice Cream, and Nut Milk
  • Super Quiet Operation
  • Ability to Run Non-Stop for 45 Minutes
  • 15-Year Warranty
Cons:
  • Can Clog on Pineapple and Soft Fruits
  • Doesn't Fit Under Some Cabinets
  • Requires Consistent Feeding

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!

Here’s the Recipe!

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Try a cup of this cold busting tea!

Immunity Tea Bombs


  • Author: JuiceFeaster
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 20 fl oz 1x

Description

Nobody likes having a cold, so when one hits we’ll do what we can to get rid of it quickly. Try my juicy take on cold busting tea bombs, for a warm, soothing solution. 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 Uber Ripe Pineapple
  • Handful of Ginger
  • Handful of Turmeric
  • 1 Lemon
  • Pinch of Black Pepper
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper

Instructions

STEP 1: Make the Juice

  1. Remove the crown and skin of the pineapple.
  2. Scrub the ginger and turmeric roots.
  3. Peel the lemon (optional).
  4. Run all ingredients (except for the black and cayenne peppers) through your juicer and set aside.

STEP 2: Freeze the Tea Bombs

  1. Pour the Immunity Tea Bomb juice into the lower half of your ice ball tray
  2. Sprinkle black and cayenne pepper (if desired) over each ball.
  3. Seal the ice ball tray top, top off, and freeze until solid.

STEP 3: Make the Tea!

  1. Remove the frozen tea bombs from your ice ball tray.
  2. Place 1 or 2 tea bombs into a heat-proof mug.
  3. Pour steaming hot water (not quite boiling) over the tea bomb(s) and enjoy!

Notes

Feel free to add other items to make the tea taste to your liking. I will add a cinnamon stick to the mug then pour the hot water over it and the tea bomb. Honey is another great addition, as it brings sweetness and further anti-microbial properties (if you use raw honey).  

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Category: Juicing for Immunity

Keywords: tea bomb, juicing for immunity, immunity tea, pineapple juice, ginger juice, turmeric juice

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Keep your system in top shape with more of my immune-boosting juice recipes!

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

    • 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!

      ~Brett
      @JuiceFeaster

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    Brett leads the Juicer Test Kitchen. Utilizing his 25 years in the juice production and formulation industry, he brings you expert information on the wide world of juicing. From hands-on juicer reviews, tasty juice recipes, and real-world insights, he helps you get the most out of your juicing experience.

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