In the middle of cold and flu season, we all need a little help when it comes to finding natural remedies for a sore throat. When I get a sore throat, I usually drink a hot cup of water with honey and lemon juice (love this!), so I was intrigued when I found a recipe for a traditional Chinese remedy (Pomelo Honey Tea) on the ShowShanti blog.
I love pomelo, and this seemed like a good recipe to try for cold season. I made the original recipe, but I didn’t like the amount of solids in the mix and it was a little bit bitter from the pomelo peel; it reminded me a bit of orange marmalade. I still liked the idea, so I decided to create my own version of the Pomelo Honey Tea, and here it is!
This recipe yields a beautiful ruby-red concentrate that is delicious mixed in cold or hot water for a refreshing and throat-soothing citrus drink. Most all of the citrus fruits I used in this recipe were pink or red fleshed. You can use just about any citrus fruits you like in this drink mix, just be sure to use a mix of sweet and tart citrus fruits so the concentrate isn’t too tart or too sweet.
It is best to juice the citrus by hand. If you send pomelo or grapefruit through the juicer, you will get bitter juice from the fruit’s membrane.