Herbal Gan Mao Cha cold remedy tea

Weather alone can’t make a person ill, but changes in weather are accompanied by a host of other changes that can give a person flu symptoms. Our body is used to function in a consistent environment. With the change of Season’s the temperature changes forcing our body to re-adapt. During this period our immune system can be vulnerable to contagious cold viruses or other infections.

The more reason to avoid the seasonal sniffles and have cold remedies at hand for me preferably herbal products. Herbal teas are my favourite way to ingest medicinally concoction either hot or at room temperature.

Herbal tea is a beverage made from the infusion or decoction of herbs, spices, or other plant material in hot water, and usually, does not contain caffeine. Alternate popular terms for “herbal tea” are “tisane,” “botanical” and “herbal infusion.”


Amazing Oriental Supermarkets, a new arrival at the tea section, herbal brand “Four seasonal Instant Tea for Fever Relief & Cold“.  Just looking at the composition of the herbal ingredients list and the fact that it is an instant drink made me decide to purchase and try at home. Normally I would choose the medicinal dried herb mix packages. To brew herbal tea isn’t that difficult it only needs time to steep slowly to extract all the beneficial nutrients. If time is not at hand using a package of instant granules is a time saver.

Herbal Gan Mao Cha

I enjoy to drink Four Seasonal instant herbal tea and must say the medicinal herb complex works well for me, using two bags at the time. The nourishing herbs really aided to relieve my cold infections by reducing coughs and phlegm. The herbal tea has a minty sweetness and a slightly bitter aftertaste due to licorice but pleasant, you can always add a bit of honey extra in your mug. 

The bag contains 16 packages, just tear a package open add hot water in a mug, pour in the granules, stir and voilà. Easy does it! Promotion purchase forgot the exact amount “Instant tea for coughing” approximately € 3,75  that is cheaper than most standard medicines and cough syrups.

Holy molly, need to stock on these herbal instant tea fast.  Note: This is not a sponsored post, item is purchased for own personal use as healthy home treatment. Tested for my own benefit in speedy recovery. Try and use at your own discretion.

Gan Mao Cha beverage

Herbal instant tea

  • Product name: Four Seasonal Fever Relief & Cold tea instant herbal drink 四时 清热感冒茶 – 固体饮料
  • Description: Taken in the early stages of a cold or flu, this Chinese herb formula helps to alleviate the symptoms and shorten the duration of discomfort.
  • Herbal Tea Ingredients: White sugar, honeysuckle, Mulberry leaf, Peppermint, Herba lophatheri, Reed Rhizome, Radix platycodonis, Licorice.
  • Direction for use: 3 – 4 times daily, 1 -2 bags each time with hot boiled water.
  • Manufacturer: Guilin Gexianweng Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. China.
  • Nutritional value: Per serving 40 Kcal.
  • Price: approximately around € 3,75

Lemongrass ginger herbal tisane – My Cup 茶馆

Lemongrass & Ginger tea, a thirst quencher with nutrition and health benefits.

Lemongrass & Ginger tea, a thirst quencher with nutrition and health benefits.

While I am typing this post it is raining again as it was yesterday, although I don’t mind the cold or wetness it’s the sun and warmth I crave the most. This early morning the day started with sun rays bursting through the window, but winter chills is still holding a firm grip and the wind doesn’t help much to change the mood throughout the rest of the day. While browsing through the fridge to see what I would come up with for dinner, I saw one last stalk of Lemon grass left. I decided instead of using to cook with it I would make a soul-warming tea with ginger to warm up my body and at the same time a soothing taste comforting me by filling up the house with fragrance and taste of the tropics.

Lemon grass has tremendous health benefits and is packed with so much goodness, it aids many chronic conditions due to its anti-microbial, anti-oxidant,
anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer properties. Lemon grass as a therapeutic tea helps improving digestive tract, detoxifies, lowers cholesterol and has a purifying effect just to highlight a few remedies.

Consumption of ginger has great health benefits too, I discovered not early enough that it is a great remedy in aiding to reduce pain with menstruation cramps and relieving tremendous migraine pains as well anti-inflammatory effects. In my younger years I relied to much on painkillers and have taken larger dosages to find release and feeling comfortable again. At that time I also didn’t appreciate the taste nor the belief that Ginger would help. Well that changed 360° after my first mug of infused ginger tea, since then I have been praising the benefits and healthy nutrition of ginger and advocating to others to chop, slice, dice, mince more of ginger to eat and drink of this mighty Ginger rhizome. See Ginger root, raw nutrition facts here.

If the pure ginger flavour is too strong at first, start with a light infusion to get used to the taste  even as a flavoured water it still works its magic for you. How to make ginger infusion tea from light to strong to each taste preferences will appear shortly, but after intake you will absolutely notice difference in your body it will lift up your mood and responsiveness. The combination of Green tea, Ginger & Cinnamon tea has been proven to reduce blood sugar level after a meal, read this article on synergistic effect of green tea and spices.

To add sweetening to ginger tea with mixed herbs or spices, you may add a teaspoon of sugar cane  sugar or coconut palm sugar (both have low GI index as a better health choice) or honey.

Here are some other variation of infused Ginger Tea’s to make at home instead of pre-made bags and packages:

  • Green tea with Ginger & Cinnamon tea
  • Cinnamon with Ginger & Date tea with honey (Korean-style)
  • Lemon-honey with Ginger
  • cinnamon, cardamom & ginger tea (Indian fused style)
  • Ginger tea with Cinnamon & Anise
  • Coconut & Ginger tea or juice

I’m literally out of my ingredients and need to shop, as soon as I can I will make preparation to upload photo’s of each with recipes and instructions for you to make herbal infusion tea’s at home too.