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Immunity Building Vitamin C Herbal Tea

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The great thing about using herbal tea as a method of taking herbal medicine is that it usually delicious, too. That tasty bit is especially true in my favorite immunity building Vitamin C herbal tea. Use this tangy tea with a hint of spice to fight colds and flus this winter.

A cup of red tea on a saucer with text overlay.

Why These Herbs?

Both hibiscuses and rose hips are known to be high in Vitamin C. In fact, rose hips have more Vitamin C than oranges. Rose hips are usually pretty easy to find in most locations making it an ideal source of local medicine. Hibiscus prefers warm temperatures but can often be found in the tea aisle of many grocery stores or in bulk at health food stores.

Rose hips and hibiscus are delicious and tangy teas that do not taste medicinal at all. Combined their pleasant flavor means many will drink it gladly. Truly, this tea is as pleasant as it is healing.

Red rose hips on bush.

Cloves are also easy to find and add a delightful and warming spicy note. They are high in vitamin c and have antibacterial qualities. These antibacterial qualities can further help an immune system that is under attack.

How to Use Immunity Building Tea

Stress takes its toll on our bodies. Quite literally stress depletes our bodies of Vitamin C. This depletion can lead to weakened immune systems and illness. Drink a cup of this tea at the end of a stressful day to replenish the body’s Vitamin C needs.

A cup of red tea on a saucer with tea ball.

Vitamin C can shorten the duration of colds and flus. Drink a cup or two of this tea a day when a cold begins to settle. Continue drinking until the illness passes.

Yield: 1 cup

Immunity Building Vitamin C Herbal Tea

Fight cold and flu season with this tasty immunity building Vitamin C herbal tea blend. Tart and spicy this medicine is a delight to drink.

Fight cold and flu season with this tasty immunity building Vitamin C herbal tea blend. Tart and spicy this medicine is a delight to drink.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  1. Pour the boiling water over the herbs in a heatproof cup.
  2. Let steep 10 minutes.
  3. Strain, sweeten if desired.

Drink slowly.

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Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 5Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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Precautions: There is no need to drink more than a cup or two of this tea a day. Too much vitamin C can cause diarrhea and even headaches so keep it simple. Also, of course, avoid if allergic and always seek the advice of a trained health professional.

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Amber Kiehnau

Sunday 9th of January 2022

How can I do this with fresh wild rose hips?

Kathie Lapcevic

Sunday 16th of January 2022

You would use 1 Tablespoon of fresh rose hips after you've removed the seeds and hairs.


Friday 26th of January 2018

Thank you for the recipe! My 3 year old son likes to drink tea with me (always diluted and cooled). Do you think this recipe would be safe for him to consume when he has a cold?

Kathie Lapcevic

Saturday 27th of January 2018

To the best of my knowledge these herbs are safe for children. They're pretty tasty too.

Dawn Yoder

Monday 23rd of October 2017

I love hibiscus and rose hips in tea, this sounds like such a wonderful combination! I'll definitely be trying it this season!

Heidi Villegas

Monday 5th of December 2016

I love hibiscus tea! I'll have to try this combination with cloves! Sounds delicious! We have tons of wild roses growing by a creek nearby, and just had our first hard frost---time to get out and gather! :-) Thanks, Kathie!

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