Cinnamon Tea

mug of cinnamon tea surrounded by cinnamon sticks, lemon and honey

5 from 5 reviews

Cinnamon tea can be served hot or cold. It's soothing on a cold winter day and refreshing on a hot summer afternoon. You can make this tea on the stove top or in a pressure cooker. 

This recipe was updated December 15, 2021


Units Scale
  • 6 cups water
  • 6 cinnamon sticks




  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Add cinnamon sticks.
  3. Turn down the heat, cover the pot with a lid, and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat and let the cinnamon sticks steep until the desired flavor is reached. You can remove the cinnamon sticks right away, or let the cinnamon sticks steep in the water for up to an hour. 

Pressure Cooker

  1. Combine water and cinnamon sticks in an electric pressure cooker (I use an Instant Pot)
  2. Secure the lid and cook for 5 minutes at high pressure
  3. Let the pressure release naturally (takes about 20 minutes)
  4. Remove the cinnamon sticks. Enjoy the hot tea immediately, or store the tea in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 


Once the tea is brewed, it can be served hot or cold. It doesn't taste as good at room temperature. 

Read the blog post above for additional ingredients that can be added after the tea is brewed. I like adding a squeeze of lemon. You can also add ingredients like honey, orange juice, drops of echinacea, grated ginger or apple cider vinegar.

You can combine cinnamon stick tea with other types of tea by adding 2 tea bags to the water before brewing. An herbal tea like chamomile or caffeinated tea like black tea are both good. 




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