This started off as just a slice of ginger in boiling water but it’s evolved twice since then: First I decided to try camomile tea instead of just hot water to switch up the flavour a bit. My maternal grandmother always used to say there wasn’t a problem that couldn’t be solved by drinking camomile tea.
Since moving to Bonn, every time I’ve ordered a cup of camomile tea in a café, they ask me if I’d like a bit of lemon juice in. I took the plunge, it was nice and now I’ve started adding a teeny bit of lemon juice to my cold remedy mix. So basically you choose which of the three ingredients you’d like to use, add boiling water and voila, there’s your drink!
Finally, I’d like to point out that there is absolutely no science behind this; it’s just what I like drinking when I’ve got the sniffles – if your cold symptoms persist, you should probably go see your GP.