This tea recipe came from my sister-in-law and it really works! I have used it several times and always been impressed with how much better I feel after drinking this tea. It seems to break up congestion quite effectively. While it is not the most pleasant tasting tea, neither is it completely terrible. I like the spice flavors of the cinnamon and cloves, along with the orange zest.
1 quart boiling water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or 1/2 cinnamon stick broken up
1/16 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tea bags of green tea
1/4 teaspoon orange peel
1/8 teaspoon of Thyme (or more)
4 cloves or 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
1 peppermint tea bag (optional)
1 clove of garlic, crushed
Steep for 20-30 minutes. Drink with honey, sweetened to taste.