A simple and invigorating cinnamon tea that can be served cold over ice or in a hot mug as a soothing remedy for colds.
I've always liked the idea of tea more than I actually like tea. Holding a warm mug of tea in the afternoon or before bedtime just sounds so...soothing.
But what can I say, I'm a coffee girl through and through.
However, I have to admit that this homemade cinnamon tea has won me over.
It's so easy to make, and it's also kid-friendly and naturally sweet with just enough cinnamon to be flavorful but not spicy.
You can make cinnamon tea on the stove top or in a pressure cooker. I prefer using my Instant Pot, because the flavor is richer and the tea is ready faster.
Stove Top: Combine water and cinnamon sticks. Cover the pot with a lid and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat let the tea steep until desired flavor is reached.
Pressure Cooker: Combine water and cinnamon sticks. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes, with a natural release.
To make cold or hot cinnamon tea, you only need two ingredients:
- Cinnamon sticks
Add More Flavor
This tea has a subtle, gentle flavor. I enjoy it most when I add one or two extra ingredients for even more flavor.
- Squeeze of lemon
- Splash of apple cider vinegar
- Honey, or your favorite sweetener
- For iced tea, try topping your glass off with sparkling water
Cinnamon Iced Tea
The longer I live in a hot climate, the more I have come to enjoy iced tea. It's just the thing when you need a pick-me-up around 3pm, or something refreshing and non-alcoholic in the evening.
First, brew this as hot tea then store the tea in the refrigerator and pour it over ice before serving.
Cinnamon tea poured over ice is refreshing and invigorating with a simple, pure flavor. I always add a squeeze of lemon to brighten the flavor.
Hot Cinnamon Tea
This tea is also amazing served warm in a mug drizzled with honey. With every sip you get to smell the soft, spiced aroma of cinnamon. It's soothing and good for the soul.
A Remedy for Sore Throats and Sniffles
For both kids and adults, cinnamon tea can help soothe sore throats and stuffy noses.
Add more healing power by adding one or more of these ingredients to your brewed cinnamon tea:
- Brewed chamomile tea
- Grated ginger
- Apple cider vinegar
- Lemon or orange juice
- Dash of cayenne pepper
If you want a remedy with more kick to it, try my Winter Elixir made from ginger, turmeric and cinnamon.
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