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.
2-3 (Ceylon or Cassia).
Honey or Sweetener
To taste (optional).
For garnish (optional).
Approximately 15 minutes
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.
Reduce the heat to low and let the cinnamon sticks simmer in the water for about 10 minutes.
Remove the pot from heat and strain the tea to remove the cinnamon sticks.
Add honey or your preferred sweetener to the tea, stirring until dissolved.
Pour the tea into cups and garnish with lemon wedges if desired.
(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.
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.
Cinnamon allergies are rare but possible; start with a small amount if unsure.
Customize the recipe to accommodate specific dietary restrictions or allergies.