A Quick, Comforting, Irresistible Cinnamon Tea Recipe

This simple cinnamon tea recipe is the perfect choice when you're craving the calming ritual and delightful flavor of making tea from scratch. 

While teabags are convenient, sometimes there is nothing like making your own tea from fresh or dried herbs or spices you have on hand. Chock-full of benefits, aromatic cinnamon tea is a warming, spicy beverage that is quick and rewarding to make and provides a satisfying burst of flavor. 

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How to Make Cinnamon Tea

This from-scratch cinnamon tea recipe can be made with ground cinnamon or a cinnamon stick. Try an infuser mug for brewing cinnamon stick tea so you can easily remove and reuse the cinnamon stick pieces.

You'll need...

  • A cinnamon stick (broken into pieces) or about 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 oz. (about 250 ml) fresh, clean water, brought to the boil
  • Optional additions to taste, such as honey or maple syrup, warm milk, or a favorite teabag or loose tea

To make the tea...

  1. Add the cinnamon powder or pieces of cinnamon stick to your cup, and pour in the boiling water.
  2. Cover the fragrant cinnamon tea, and let it steep for 8 to 10 minutes (longer steeping times help to bring out the fullest benefits of herbal teas). 
  3. Optional - If you'd like to add additional flavors to the tea, add a teabag or loose tea (in an infuser, if you're not using an infuser mug), and steep another couple of minutes.
  4. Then, remove the cinnamon stick pieces and teabag or loose tea. 
  5. Optional - Add extras to taste, like sweetener or warm milk, if you wish (a teaspoon of natural or organic honey is a healthy, delicious addition to cinnamon tea). Or, if you need a special treat, add a slice of orange and then top with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon powder.
  6. Enjoy with a good friend or a good book! :)

Depending on how strong you like your tea, a cinnamon stick may make more than one cup of this recipe. And, when you're making tea, don't be afraid to combine cinnamon with other teas, herbs, or spices. Victoria Zak, in her delightful book, '20,000 Secrets of Tea,' refers to cinnamon as "A Spice for Blends," and this amazing spice certainly does combine beautifully with almost any flavor you can imagine.

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A coffee maker is also convenient for making cinnamon tea. In a fresh filter, add a couple of cinnamon sticks, along with some additional spices to taste (such as cloves, anise, ginger, or nutmeg), and then brew as you would coffee. Lovely served with a dash of cream, some sugar, and a cinnamon stick. 

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This cinnamon tea recipe increases very well. A great way to make a big pot of cinnamon tea with cinnamon sticks is with a French press (this is especially effective if you're adding another favorite loose tea or two to the cinnamon tea).

A French Press provides plenty of room for the delicious tea to steep properly and, when the tea has finished brewing, simply plunge the fine strainer and pour up the tea. Be sure to wrap the French press in a pretty tea cozy to keep the tea nice and hot while it steeps, and to keep any extra tea warm until you're ready to enjoy another cup. 

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Iced Cinnamon Tea Recipe

Cinnamon tea is also delectable served iced. Simply make some double-strength cinnamon tea, sweeten as desired while the tea is still hot, and pour into a pitcher with a couple of additional cinnamon sticks. Let cool to room temperature, and then pop the pitcher into the fridge to cool completely. Serve over lots of ice, and enjoy this refreshing brew. 

No matter how you make your cinnamon tea - from a teabag, loose tea leaves, cinnamon sticks, or ground cinnamon - you'll love how very good this naturally caffeine-free herbal tisane is for physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Learn more here about how this tea can support wellness and, to make the perfect cup of cinnamon tea, follow these tips for purchasing and storing cinnamon powder and sticks for tea. Be sure to stay abreast of cinnamon tea precautions, too, before enjoying some of this brew. 

Why not steep a big pot of cinnamon tea on a chilly night? Whether you share your tea with a friend or enjoy the entire pot yourself in front of the fire, cinnamon tea's fragrant aroma will make your home smell simply divine, and its spicy taste will warm and comfort you. 

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