I'm definitely on team tea! This is great for getting to sleep and getting that must needed rest.
As someone who is easily mentally affected by cold medicines, this stuff is amazing. The hot tea really soothes throats and it makes me feel so much better. You have to be careful of your intake though, as acetaminophen can be hard on the liver.
I know when I was sick as a kid my parents always gave me flat sprite. This is a healthier alternative in my opinion, and the carbonation is great for that nasty mucus.