Never again, I swear! The perfect remedy. Light tomato notes, ginger to soothe and hints of sweet beet. Actually let's add a dash of vodka!
our head pounds like a grandfather clock. Your throat's as dry as the Gobi desert. You shiver like an arctic explorer. You get the picture... you have a hangover. Many of us have had them, none of us enjoy them. In fact, throughout history people have hated hangovers so much, they've gone to great lengths to get rid of them. After a night on the town, ancient Assyrians ate a concoction of ground bird's beaks and myrrh. In Europe during the Middle Ages, doctors recommended a not-so-pleasant breakfast of eel and bitter almonds. Don't worry, it gets worse! In Mongolia, hangover sufferers ate pickled sheep's eyes. No thanks!
Thankfully, we've got a hangover remedy that won't turn your stomach anymore than it already is. We experimented with select herbs, spices and dried vegetables until we found a blend that was as delicious as it was soothing. The result, Hangover Helper offers calming herbal notes, vitamins and a spicy blast of flavour to really take the edge off.
Now, just in case you're wondering, we didn't mention the other traditional hangover cure up above... the ol' hair of the dog. In case that's the cure you're going for, this blend is actually quite spectacular brewed hot or over ice with a splash of vodka. Think of it as a tea-based Bloody Mary. Good luck!
How to Brew
Tomato, ginger and beet pieces, hibiscus, cardamom, black and white pepper, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg
Hot Tea: Put 2 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz (200-260 mL) of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea. Steep 5-10 minutes. Garnish and sweeten to taste. Iced Tea: Makes 1 litre: Put 12 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into teapot. Pour 1.25 cups (315 mL) boiling water on tea. Steep 5 minutes. Quarter fill serving pitcher with cold water. Pour into pitcher straining tea. Add ice, top-up with cold water, garnish and sweeten to taste.