Sore Throat Remedy

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Ahem…. Ahem… sip Ahhh….that’s better! Notes of licorice/anise and hints of smooth peppermint and ginger.

Wake up feeling like you’ve swallowed sandpaper? There are a few wacky solutions out there. For example, back in the day they used to treat a sore throat with a spoonful of oil and then wrapping a sock around it. We’ll stick to this carefully-crafted, warm, flavourful, blend of healing herbs, thank you very much.

Licorice*, Spearmint*, Bitter fennel seeds*, Ginger*, Star anise*, Nettle*, Black pepper*, Cinnamon*, Cardamom*, Clove*, Cornflower* + Calendula* petals. *Organic

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T. Kettle offers a large, premium assortment of original and new loose-leaf tea blends naturally sourced, certified vegan, kosher, and organic yielding rich flavours.

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So, this is basically DT’s Throat Rescue…

Of course, the idea behind Throat Rescue is not unique to DT (far from it), but as I talked about in my note for T Kettle’s “Strawberry Fondue” there is definitely a difference between tea companies having similar flavour profiles/concepts and what T Kettle has down with the systematic recreation of DT’s core teas – down to spoofing the name, visuals, and ingredients list (including order!) of faaarrrr too many teas for it to be a coincidence.

As a “stand alone” profile/concept, this isn’t really something I would buy for myself. It’s very herbal in flavour while also being quite sweet and cloying with a tea liquor that’s very coating on the palate and throat. However, it’s for all of those reasons that it makes sense as a tea to drink when you have a sore throat – the strong sweetness and coating sensation coupled with soothing mint and ginger are all benefits. Plus, while most of the copy writing on T Kettle’s website feels very clunky to me (mostly just like they’ve not really found their “brand voice” yet) I will say that the line “Wake up feeling like you’ve swallowed sandpaper?” in the tea description is really fun to me. It’s a great way of very evocatively conveying that feeling…

If you are going to compare it to DT’s Throat Rescue – the two are very similar. Even the visual is practically identical if you ignore the few large star anise pieces scattered throughout this tea. I think DT’s is more licorice root forward versus this blend which is more “anise” and while those flavours are similar there IS a difference between them. Personally, I don’t really love either blend that much but I do prefer the taste of anise to licorice root so I would be just slightly more prone to drinking this one. However, I think functionally licorice root is actually the one that’s more beneficial to a sore throat so I guess take that for what you will…

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