Background and History
Cinnamon Tea, a timeless elixir, traces its roots to ancient civilizations where cinnamon was revered not only for its aromatic allure but also for potential health benefits. Celebrated across cultures, this soothing tea offers a comforting and flavorful respite, embodying centuries of spice trade and culinary tradition.
2 cinnamon sticks or 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 cups water
Optional: honey or sweetener of choice
Optional: a slice of orange or lemon for garnish
If using cinnamon sticks, break them into smaller pieces to enhance the infusion.
In a pot, bring 2 cups of water to a gentle boil.
Once boiling, add the cinnamon sticks or ground cinnamon to the pot.
Reduce the heat and let the cinnamon steep in the water for 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
If desired, add honey or your preferred sweetener to the tea. Stir well until dissolved.
After steeping, strain the tea to remove the cinnamon pieces or grounds.
Enhance the presentation by adding a slice of orange or lemon.
Pour the Cinnamon Tea into cups and enjoy the comforting aroma and flavor.
(Per Serving – based on 1 cup without sweetener)
Experiment with different types of cinnamon for nuanced flavor profiles.
Adjust sweetness to your liking or enjoy it unsweetened for a purer taste.
Cinnamon Tea is caffeine-free and makes a cozy beverage for any time of the day.
Cinnamon allergies are rare but possible; be cautious if you have known sensitivities.
Confirm any allergies to added sweeteners or garnishes.
Modify the recipe to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies.