Te de Canela (Cinnamon Tea)

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.

Ingredients

2 cinnamon sticks

2 cups water

Optional: honey or sweetener of choice

Optional: lemon slices for garnish

Instructions

Prepare Cinnamon Sticks

Break the cinnamon sticks into smaller pieces to enhance the infusion.

Boil Water

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

Add Cinnamon

Once the water is boiling, add the broken cinnamon sticks to the pot.

Simmer

Reduce the heat and let the cinnamon sticks simmer in the water for 10-15 minutes. This allows the flavors to infuse.

Sweeten (Optional)

If desired, add honey or your preferred sweetener to the tea. Stir well to dissolve.

Strain

After simmering, strain the tea to remove the cinnamon pieces.

Serve

Pour the Te de Canela into cups and garnish with lemon slices if desired.

Nutrition Facts

(Per Serving – based on 1 cup without sweetener)

Calories: ~0

Protein: 0g

Fat: 0g

Carbohydrates: 0g

Fiber: 0g

Notes

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.

Allergy Warning

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.

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