Do you have a sore throat or are you feeling under the weather? Make yourself a cup of Soothing Tomato Tea to make you feel a little better.
My mom loves to clean out her house and offer me things. Often, she finds vintage cookbooks with all kinds of family recipes, and she wanted to know if I wanted them. You know those cookbooks that organizations like churches or schools or hospitals sell that are spiral bound? I love them because you never know what you’re going to find in them.
My mom would always buy them, and when I was growing up, we’d find all kinds of gems in those cookbooks. It was like the Pinterest of the 1970s and 1980s.
Soothing Tomato Tea
One of the cookbooks was from a hospital where she worked in the 1970s, and as I was paging through it I found this recipe for Tomato Tea. Have you ever heard of a drink like this? I like to make beef stew with a tomato-based broth, and I love sipping it from the bowl when I’ve eaten all the stew.
This totally reminds me of that — except it has a little kick for your sinus congestion with the hot sauce and seasoning salt. I drank this when I was getting over pneumonia, especially when I didn’t feel like eating anything. The savoriness makes it feel very satisfying, when you feel like you need to eat something but aren’t hungry, when you’re sick.Print
Feeling under the weather? Try this Tomato Tea drink to make you feel better and give you a little extra vitamin C.
- 4 oz tomato juice
- 4 oz unsweet black tea
- a dash of Worcestershire sauce
- a pinch of garlic powder
- a pinch of seasoning salt
- a squeeze of a lemon
- Optional: a dash of Sriracha sauce
- Combine all the ingredients in a microwave-safe rug.
- Heat for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes in the microwave.
- Stir and enjoy!
You can switch out the Sriracha for any kind of hot sauce like Tabasco
- Prep Time: 1 min
- Cook Time: 2 min
- Category: drink
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 8 oz
Keywords: tomato juice, tomato drink, hot drink,
Looking for more drink ideas? This Honey Lavender Dream drink is delicious to drink. This might also help when you’re sick as drinking lavender can help improve your sleep.