I am just now recovering from a week-long, life-wrecking cold. Horrible, awful, no good, very bad days. Everything from cat scratched throat and snot stuffed cranium to full-blown ear infection. Feeling much better now though and full recovery is imminent.
I am an independent contractor, so I cannot bill if I do not work, I.E. no sick days. Lost days are lost pay. Period. Thankfully, I was well enough to work from home 3 days out of the 5. I could not have done so without gyokuro. I had about 80 grams thankfully and it's all gone now. I found the brothy and astringent qualities of this tea to comfort and stimulate just enough to get me through it. It is also powerfully flavorful which helps when one can hardly taste anything.
I know there have been similar posts, but I am wondering what tea (and by "tea", I mean camellia sinensis) do you like to drink when you are ill? I know all the tisane options such as ginger, echinacea, lemon, honey, etc, etc. They are terrific and all, but really I'm more curious about what tea you drink for wellness and a bit of stimulation when you are trying to pick yourself up off the mat before the ref counts 10.