Make 4 servings of herbal tea that helps sooth symptoms of cold and flue.
Into a bowl or a large pot add peeled, sliced or grated fresh ginger (3 tbsp), tea bags or loose tea (3 tea bags or 3 tbsp looses tea), chili flakes (pinch, only few flakes, too much with result is tea that is too spicy).
Pour boiling water over, cover and let steep for 8-10 minutes. Strain the tea into a pot and flavor with honey (1/3 cup or use more as desired) and stir in freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 2 lemons).
Pour tea into the Thermos, close the lid, use as needed throughout the day.
Personally I prefer Linden, Echinacea Tea, Rose Hip, Mint.
You can try and use Stevia or Monk Fruit.
It keep in a thermos for up to 24 hours.
I, myself don't like spicy foods, too. I only add few chili flakes so tea is not very spicy. You can omit chili flakes if you think it would bee too much for you or if you are allergic to spicy foods.