Five Teas to Tease Tickly Tonsils

Five Teas to Tease Tickly Tonsils

It’s big coat weather in Britain. Hats and scarves have been rooted out from the back of the wardrobe, gloves chosen, jumpers warmed on radiators. Socks and tights have gone from thin to thick as we prepare for the winter that’s knocking at our door.

Nobody goes out in this weather without making sure they’re warm and cosy, so let’s take care of our insides, too. At Baldwin’s, we’re ready for you with warming, soothing, invigorating and stimulating ideas from the apothecary’s jars. So, if you feel a scratchy throat coming on, if your coughing is competing with your sniffling, take a look at our natural ways to feel snuggly all over:

  1. Angelica tea – The herb of the Angels, Angelica gets its name for its heavenly medicinal properties, but you don’t have to be an angel to take advantage of it. You can be as naughty as you like and still avoid coughs, colds and stuffed-up sinuses with this simple, delicious infusion. Made with Yarrow to aid decongestion, and anti-inflammatory Eyebright, our Angelica tea gives you wings – Angel wings in this case, so you can fly high, breathe easy, and survive the Great British winter.Angelica Root Tea
  2. Liquorice root tea – Everybody loves a sweet root, and that’s what the Greeks called liquorice. Blended with coltsfoot herb and horehound white herb, then steeped in boiling water, our liquorice tea detoxifies, cleanses and stimulates the body to assist recovery from the dreaded lurgy. Perfect for when you’re on your way back to rude health!Liquorice Root Tea
  3. Simple, soothing, sensual; sore throats beware! Our instant Throat Soother is made by infusing cinnamon, tumeric and honey in boiling water, and natural healing doesn’t get much tastier than this. Heady, aromatic and stimulating, it’s jam-packed with natural goodness to reduce inflammation and send those bad bacteria packing, so you can get on with your day. Throat Soother
  4. It’s tea thyme for tonsils… Thyme was used to medicate bandages before antibiotics were discovered, the active ingredient is used in mouthwash, and the ancient Greeks saw it as a source of courage – in the Middle Ages, women gave thyme to knights and warriors to bring courage to the bearer. It has also been used to ward off nightmares. It’s the perfect all-rounder for soothing scratchy swallowing, and a herb with a history of anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial goodness.Thyme Tea
  5. And, finally…. For our blog this week is the humble Chamomile tea. We all know that it’s the remarkable relaxer, refresher of souls, smile enhancer, but did you know it has anti-inflammatory properties too? You did? Oh. Good! In that case you don’t need us to tell you that it’s important to have a bit of ‘me-time’ from time to time? That stress can lead to illness, and that chamomile reduces stress? And that its anti-inflammatory properties are very, very welcome at this time of year to fight off the first signs of coughs and colds? OK then.Chamomile Tea

So, all that’s left is to decide which tea makes your taste buds tingle, check out the recipes, and get ready to repel winter in the most satisfying way possible with Baldwin’s.