Love having something hot and soothing to drink when you get that unexpected sore throat. I am not a tea drinker, but really enjoy Traditional Medicinals Organic Throat Coat Tea. The flavor does not have a traditional tea taste, so for those that don't enjoy tea can stand to drink it. Congestion Relief I am sure that fact that you are drinking something hot helps to aid in the breaking up of the congestion. Just breathing in the steam helps relieve the congestion. Chest Congestion Relief Did not notice especially that any relief of chest congestion occurred while drinking Traditional Medicinals Organic Throat Coat Tea. Although the warmth generated by drinking the tea would bring some comfort Relief of Aches & Pains Traditional Medicinals Organic Throat Coat Tea did soothe the pain in the throat, I did not notice that it had any affect on other aches and pains. Cough Suppression Drinking hot soothing tea helps keep your throat lubricated to minimize coughing, also helps in braking up the mucus.