Background and History
Te de Canela, or Cinnamon Tea, has a rich cultural history and is cherished for its comforting and aromatic qualities. Originating from various traditions worldwide, this soothing beverage is not only delightful to the senses but also offers potential health benefits, making it a beloved choice for relaxation.
2 cinnamon sticks
2 cups water
Optional: honey or sweetener of choice
Optional: lemon slices for garnish
Prepare Cinnamon Sticks
Break the cinnamon sticks into smaller pieces to enhance the infusion.
In a pot, bring 2 cups of water to a gentle boil.
Once the water is boiling, add the broken cinnamon sticks to the pot.
Reduce the heat and let the cinnamon sticks simmer in the water for 10-15 minutes. This allows the flavors to infuse.
If desired, add honey or your preferred sweetener to the tea. Stir well to dissolve.
After simmering, strain the tea to remove the cinnamon pieces.
Pour the Te de Canela into cups and garnish with lemon slices if desired.
(Per Serving – based on 1 cup without sweetener)
Experiment with different varieties of cinnamon for nuanced flavors.
Adjust the sweetness according to your taste preference.
Te de Canela is caffeine-free and can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
Cinnamon allergies are rare but possible; be cautious if you have a known sensitivity.
Confirm any allergies to added sweeteners or garnishes.
Modify the recipe to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies.