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Cinnamon is one of the most delicious spices. Once you start seeing it everywhere–from tea recipes to delicious cookies, it’s a sure symbol fall is in its full swing. Slightly sweet, slightly spicy, and slightly woody, this spice is as made for fall tea recipes. Check out our three most favorite cinnamon recipes for this fall.

What are the benefits of drinking cinnamon tea?

If you like the flavor of cinnamon, you may not need any extra reasons to include it into your diet. However, cinnamon may provide many health benefits too. Studies showed it has anti inflammatory, anticoagulant, antioxidant, antidiabetic, anticancer and antibacterial properties. It may help lower body fat, thus help with weight loss goals, and may be beneficial in preventing heart diseases.[1]  There are different types of cinnamon, with the most popular ones being Chinese or Cassia cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia) and Ceylon (Cinnamomum verum). Ceylon cinnamon is considered the “true cinnamon”. You can use both for making tea, but they have a slightly different flavor. Ceylon cinnamon has a lighter, naturally sweet flavor, while the Chinese cinnamon may have a slightly stronger spicy note. Chinese cinnamon should be consumed in lower quantities.

Unless making tea lattes, choose crushed cinnamon bark or cinnamon sticks, rather than ground cinnamon powder. Powder will give a murky color to your tea.

Cinnamon Apple Tea

The most classic blend in the world of teas (especially tea bags!), cinnamon and apple tea is like a match made in heaven. Slightly sour, slightly sweet, slightly spicy and full of flavor. Good news? You can make this tea from a scratch at home, with fresh ingredients. Keep in mind though, steeping fresh apples and rosehips will give a very specific, lighter, but still delicious flavor. Therefore, it’s recommend boiling the ingredients, rather than steep them.

To make Cinnamon Apple tea you will need:

  • 1 apple
  • 1 ½ to 2 cups of water
  • About 10 fresh or dried rosehips (optional)
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • A teaspoon of raw honey

How to make Cinnamon Apple Tea

  1. Wash the apple, cut it into half, remove the seeds and slice it.
  2. Wash fresh rosehips. If you are cutting them into half, remove the seeds. You don’t need to wash or de-seed dried rosehips.
  3. Use a small to medium saucepan and add water.
  4. Add apples, rosehips and cinnamon and bring it to a boil.
  5. Reduce the fire and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Strain and pour into a mug.
  7. Add honey and serve.

Click here for more Cinnamon Apple tea recipes.

Cinnamon Ginger Tea

Combine cinnamon with another popular and unavoidable fall ingredient – ginger. Both of them are used for making Indian Masala Chai. However, you can use them alone to create a caffeine free soothing herbal tea.

To make Cinnamon Ginger tea you will need:

  • 1 ½ to 2 cups of water
  • A teaspoon of honey
  • 1 small cinnamon stick or ½ of a bigger stick
  • ½ teaspoon of dried orange peel
  • 1 to 1 ½ inch of ginger root


How to make Cinnamon Ginger Tea

  1. Peel and slice ginger.
  2. Add water to a small or small-medium saucepan.
  3. Add ginger and cinnamon to a pan and bring it to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and add orange peel. Orange peel may give a bitter note to your tea, so add it later once you remove the saucepan from heat.
  6. Let it steep for another 3-5 minutes.
  7. Strain and pour into a mug.
  8. Add honey and serve.

Iced Cinnamon Spice Tea

Did you know that spiced tea tastes delicious iced too? While a cup of hot spiced tea may be very soothing, iced spiced latte will be energizing and uplifting. These recipes require all the traditional spices, plus an extra dose of cinnamon.

To make Iced Cinnamon Spice tea you will need:

  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1-2 teaspoons of honey
  • 1 spoon of organic Assam black tea leaves
  • 1 ½ -2 teaspoons of crushed cinnamon bark of Ceylon cinnamon sticks
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 5-8 green cardamom pods
  • Ice

How to Make Cinnamon Spice Tea

  1. Crush the spices using mortar and pestle.
  2. Add fresh water and spices to the saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add tea leaves and simmer for additional 5-10 minutes.
  5. Strain into a clean saucepan and let it cool for a few minutes.
  6. Add honey and stir.
  7. Fill a tall glass with ice.
  8. Pour the tea over ice, about 1/2 to 2/3 full.
  9. Add milk and serve.

Dislaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It’s not intended to replace medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Every person is different and may react to different herbs and teas differently. Never use teas or herbs to treat serious medical conditions on your own. Always seek professional medical advice before choosing home remedies.

References:

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4003790/


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