The tea’s ingredients are pretty simple: Jell-O powder, honey, and water. The video shows HowDoesShe boiling two cups of water, adding Jell-O powder, pouring in two additional cups of cold water, whisking it all together, and adding honey (she notes not to refrigerate the mixture). After, she pours the concoction into a mug and microwaves it for 30 seconds. So, what makes this stuff so effective?
HowDoesShe notes that the gelatin coats your throat to relieve soreness while the honey provides antimicrobial properties. Food Network turned to the experts to confirm or deny how legit the tea’s healing properties really are. According to Dr. Soma Mandal, a board-certified internist at Summit Medical Group in New Jersey, “Jell-O is a great way to keep hydrated when you are ill with a viral infection or other illness … [and honey] is often used in many lozenges as a cough suppressant and can help coat the throat, providing pain relief and reducing inflammation.” The takeaway? Time to stock up on some Jell-O and honey — this tea is the real deal.