Te de Canela (Cinnamon Tea)

Te de Canela (Cinnamon Tea)

Background and History

Te de Canela, or Cinnamon Tea, holds a cherished place in various cultures for its comforting warmth and aromatic richness. Dating back centuries, cinnamon has been celebrated for its health benefits and enticing flavor. This simple yet invigorating tea has roots in traditional medicine practices and culinary customs, making it a timeless and soothing beverage enjoyed around the world.

Ingredients

Water

2 cups.

Cinnamon Sticks

2-3 (Ceylon or Cassia).

Honey or Sweetener

To taste (optional).

Lemon Wedges

For garnish (optional).

Serves: 2

Time

Preparation Time

5 minutes

Cooking Time

10 minutes

Total Time

Approximately 15 minutes

Instructions

Boil Water

In a pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.

Add Cinnamon Sticks

Once the water is boiling, add 2-3 cinnamon sticks to the pot.

Simmer

Reduce the heat to low and let the cinnamon sticks simmer in the water for about 10 minutes.

Strain

Remove the pot from heat and strain the tea to remove the cinnamon sticks.

Sweeten (Optional)

Add honey or your preferred sweetener to the tea, stirring until dissolved.

Serve

Pour the tea into cups and garnish with lemon wedges if desired.

Nutrition Facts

(Values may vary based on specific ingredients and variations)

Calories: ~0 (without sweeteners)

Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants and has potential health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties.

Notes

Adjust cinnamon quantity based on personal preference.

Experiment with different varieties of honey or sweeteners for diverse flavors.

Enjoy this tea for its soothing properties, particularly during colder seasons.

Allergy Warning

Cinnamon allergies are rare but possible; start with a small amount if unsure.

Customize the recipe to accommodate specific dietary restrictions or allergies.

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