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Nov 09 2017
Dear BDH, we do listen to you, in case you were wondering. 🙂
November 9, 2017 at 2:41 pm
Yummmmmm! My boyfriend’s dad gave me some of that tea when I was sick, and it was wonderful! Feel better soon 🙂
November 9, 2017 at 2:44 pm
I don’t know if Organic Throat Coat is effective against Throat Leprosy, which is _clearly_ what you are suffering from according to WebMD. 🙂
November 10, 2017 at 9:24 am
Hahaha!! My son texted me and told me according to his symptoms he needs the have his ovaries checked.
Mary Beth says
November 9, 2017 at 2:47 pm
Oh Thank gods. <3
Hope you heal and get restive sleep soonest.
November 9, 2017 at 2:50 pm
Good choice. We drown our throat germs with this at once. We add honey 😉
Shiloh Gibson says
November 9, 2017 at 2:54 pm
I found that when I was working at a health insurance call center. For years, I would lose my voice. I worked at a Disney call center and my coworkers would call me Ariel. It got so bad that it could last for a month. Now, if I drink the throat coat when the throat tickle starts, I usually keep my voice or I lose it for only a day or two.
November 9, 2017 at 2:58 pm
Never heard of it, but I don’t usually have throat problems. Others would probably wish that I would lose my voice, but alas, they’re SOL.
November 9, 2017 at 3:16 pm
Lynn Latimer says
November 9, 2017 at 3:57 pm
Lemon and honey and hot tea help a lot with swelling. Also gargling with salt water which is nasty but can be very helpful.
November 9, 2017 at 4:06 pm
I stand by the lemon honey
November 9, 2017 at 4:09 pm
…and whiskey. I mean, I almost never drink, but when my voice is trashed, it’s hot toddies all the way.
November 9, 2017 at 9:10 pm
Prefer apple brandy. It tastes so much better.
November 9, 2017 at 10:35 pm
I’ve got to try this next time I have a bad cold. 😀
November 9, 2017 at 4:31 pm
hope it helps
November 9, 2017 at 4:38 pm
Hope you feel better soon!
November 9, 2017 at 4:59 pm
Karen the Griffmom says
November 9, 2017 at 5:01 pm
Traditional Michiga remedy: Hot , full-sugar Vernors. No other ginger ale works as well.
November 9, 2017 at 5:51 pm
You couldn’t used to get Vernors outside of Michigan (or perhaps it was a midwestern thing), but it started showing up in Arizona when my parents lived there. I don’t know if it’s available all around the country. I don’t think I’ve noticed it in Maryland, but I also haven’t really looked.
I will say that having grown up on Vernors that Canadian Dry ginger ale is really flat in comparison. Unfortunately, it’s more widely available, or at least from what I’ve seen it is.
November 9, 2017 at 7:10 pm
I’ve never seen it in Maryland. My Midwestern husband usually imports it from Cleveland, along with Cotton Club Cherry Strawberry soda (tastes like fizzy cough medicine–yuck) and Woeber’s hot and spicy mustard (which is as awesome as the cherry strawberry is NOT).
November 9, 2017 at 8:48 pm
Ah, Vernors ginger ale and Cain’s marcelle potatoe chip, food of the gods!
November 9, 2017 at 10:06 pm
You can get Vernor’s in Houston, but not at most grocery stores and not always. Spec’s has usually got it. I prefer the ginger beer, but it does bite back. (A college friend from Missouri got me started on it.) It is so much more flavorful than regular ginger ale.
Also, no artificial sweetener like all the Schweppes. The regular stuff has corn syrup and stevia (I think) – sneaky, but I taste all the artificial sweeteners, so I looked.
November 9, 2017 at 10:27 pm
Ever had a Dark & Stormy? It’s ginger beer and dark rum. I don’t like ginger beer by itself and I don’t like dark rum, but you mix the two together and it’s pretty good.
November 10, 2017 at 8:59 am
Oh, yeah! A good Dark & Stormy is delicious, and the Moscow Mule is one of my favorites also. Different brands of ginger beer have widely varying flavors, so check out several kinds. I love the ultra-spicy Goya Jamaican Ginger Beer, but there are many that are not nearly so hot. Here’s a great list with descriptions: https://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2014/12/11-best-ginger-beers.html
Anne Schultz says
November 10, 2017 at 3:19 pm
Before 9-11 and the change in flight rules I use export it to Hawaii in my carry on a few bottles at a time. We had a debate at work re: which was better so I brought a bottle for floats to work and it won hands down against Candian Dry which is only ginger ale we can get here. I miss it a lot so I always have some when I visit my parents in Michigan.
November 9, 2017 at 8:49 pm
Vernors is available in north Florida, and it’s awesome.
November 9, 2017 at 10:30 pm
Hmmm. Arizona and Florida, states with lots of snowbirds. Coincidence?
November 9, 2017 at 5:12 pm
Glad you found something that works for you!
Colleen Whitley says
November 9, 2017 at 5:20 pm
I like their Breathe Easy tea too.
November 9, 2017 at 6:17 pm
Russian grammar question: Why “na” and not “za” zdarovye? My Russian is a little rusty, but I vividly remember my Russian teacher going on a long rant about movies that used “na” rather than “za” when making a toast. This woman also said that she didn’t mind us children swearing in class as long as it wasn’t in Russian (“it’s too beautiful of a language to give life to such disgusting meanings”). I appreciate your input. Thanks 🙂
November 9, 2017 at 6:29 pm
Preposition/particle za has several meanings, but the general one is being outside of something or on the edge of something.
Za predelami – outside limits.
Zashita – protection, literal translation behind a shield.
Za Moscow! – when used in this context, for the sake of Moscow, often used in revenge style speaking. If a Russian soldier yells, “Za Moscow!” during a film, the meaning is “We will kill them all for what they did to Moscow.”
Na, on other hand, translates as to.
Na rabotu – to work, as in going to your job.
Na zdorovie – To health.
Idem na Rome – going to Rome.
The idea of this toast is that you are wishing the person a progression or journey to health. For the sake of health doesn’t quite make sense, because most toasts imply wishing someone something. You don’t typically toast “for happy marriage” at a wedding, you toast “to happy marriage.” Some people believe this has to do with religious origins of the toasting, but honestly nobody knows exactly how the tradition originated.
Patricia Schlorke says
November 9, 2017 at 9:09 pm
Thank you for the Russian language lesson. Hope you get better soon.
November 9, 2017 at 7:37 pm
Please let us know if it works for you. I hope you’re feeling better.
My husband has allergies and sinus issues. They have improved quite a bit since he started taking a teaspoon of local honey every morning. It contains a blend of local pollen, which can strengthen a person’s immune system, and reduce pollen allergy symptoms.
November 9, 2017 at 8:09 pm
Probably you shouldn’t encourage us.
Hope it helps, and you feel better soon!
November 9, 2017 at 9:28 pm
I hope this turns out to be magic tea. With all you have going on right now, a contrary throat should not be in the mix. Good luck.
Ms. Kim says
November 9, 2017 at 9:40 pm
I’m with Lynn Latimer, lemon, honey and tea.
November 10, 2017 at 2:16 am
We make a drink for sore throats that I call hot lemonade: hot water with half a lemon squeezed into it, and a good teaspoon of honey. Then hold the hot mug to your chest to get the warmth on your chest and the steam rising into your nose. Aaaaaahhh…
November 9, 2017 at 9:50 pm
I hope the tea works for you, and you feel better:)
November 10, 2017 at 12:27 am
Additionally, Throat Tender Tea from Tealuxe is super effective! Swineflu tested and approved
November 10, 2017 at 4:41 am
I love throat coat! It totally works for me. So does breath easy! I hope you feel better very soon.
November 10, 2017 at 6:46 am
Fingers crossed that this works for you 😊
November 10, 2017 at 7:36 am
BDH – Big Damn Hero?
I’m not as savvy as I thought, please excuse my ignorance. The Internets says it’s from FireFly.
(It is my opinion that GWB was right, this is the only one?)
And P.S.- Innkeeper would be the BEST TV in the world. Maybe even over FireFly. Sore throats are the pits. As is throat leprosy, so I’m told. Yuck. Get well soon.
trailing wife says
November 10, 2017 at 9:03 am
Book Devouring Horde. Because we’re greedy for more of anything the authorlords wrote, and because sometimes they or we share other authors we like to hold us until the next Ilona Andrews appears.
BDH = Book Devouring Horde (that would be us, the rabid fans). And I think an Innkeeper TV series would be terrific!
November 10, 2017 at 9:53 am
I’d watch – and I don’t watch TV.
November 10, 2017 at 7:40 am
Hope you feel better. If you want to put a smile on your face, though, try a Honey Bee: ginger beer, lemon juice and honey. Either cold or warm.
November 10, 2017 at 7:41 am
Oh, forgot the best part. Dark rum, too!
November 10, 2017 at 9:04 am
That was indeed the best part! Gosling’s, Myers Dark . . . yum.
Nancy C. says
November 10, 2017 at 8:29 am
I have never heard of throat coat but I constantly, constantly have throat issues throughout the year. See, being part of the BDH pays off 🙂
November 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm
My Hubby gets sick more often than I do, and he can get rid of a serious sore throat in three days drinking this tea. Breathe Easy helps both of us when we catch a cold in winter. Traditional Medicinals carries teas for different needs.
I learned to make my own teas based on theirs, though Throat Coat is the one I can’t match. I use it over throat sprays or lozenges.
November 10, 2017 at 8:34 am
Wildfire $1.99 on Kindle today.
November 10, 2017 at 9:07 am
Not just Kindle, according to BookBub. Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, Google, and Kobo, too. What a pity I bought it when it first came out, but the thought of Christmas presents beckons… 😉
November 10, 2017 at 8:42 am
My husband’s family always advocated hot Tang! Actually not bad….
November 10, 2017 at 9:41 am
Man, I haven’t had Tang in years. I always associated that with going to my grandparents, since that’s what they had. That and the soft drink Tab.
November 10, 2017 at 9:13 am
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November 10, 2017 at 9:45 am
I swear by this stuff. Glad it’s helping you!
November 10, 2017 at 10:01 am
I’m generally healthy, but sore throats make me insane so I ordered some Throat Coat just in case I pick up a bug. Thanks, all!!
November 10, 2017 at 5:56 pm
Has this tea helped you?
November 11, 2017 at 5:16 pm
Hot toddy made with Fireball whiskey. Opens up all the sinuses!