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Cinnamon Tea - Tasty, Healthy, and Easy to Make

Updated on September 30, 2015

Cinnamon Tea for Your Health Everyday - Delicious Hot or Iced!

Try cinnamon tea for a special family dinner. Or just drink it every day for your health.

We recently discovered Cinnamon Tea, and really like it. Now, this may or may not be a good name for it, as ours actually doesn't contain any tea. but it sure is good! And it's good for us, too!

It's a great family dinner choice, as it's a caffeine free drink with no carbonation, and it can be sugar free. Although we drink it regularly (almost daily, in fact) it has occurred to me that it would be a great choice for a beverage to go with any special family meal, whether Thanksgiving, Christmas, a birthday, or any festive occasion. (But we drink it nearly every day!)

Our favorite is iced cinnamon tea, but it's delicious hot, too!

(Photo - my own)

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This couldn't be easier!

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Ingredients

  • 2 Quarts Water
  • 6 - 7 Frontier Cinnamon Sticks

Instructions

  1. Fill a 2 quart saucepan with water.
  2. Add 6 or 7 Frontier Cinnamon Sticks
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and boil gently for 20 minutes.
  5. That's it!
  6. FOR HOT TEA: Strain into a teapot and serve.
  7. FOR ICED TEA: Allow to cool, then strain into pitcher. Pour into glasses with ice.
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Best Cinnamon Sticks I've Found - These are the Ones I Use

I use Frontier brand sticks from Amazon.

Not only are these far better than the ones I can get from our local supermarket, but they are so much more affordable it's almost laughable!

Frontier Co-op Korintje Cinnamon Sticks, 2 3/4" Vera AA Grade, 1 Pound Bulk Bag (Pack of 2)
Frontier Co-op Korintje Cinnamon Sticks, 2 3/4" Vera AA Grade, 1 Pound Bulk Bag (Pack of 2)

These are (literally) 10 times cheaper and much, much better than the ones I can get lin my local supermarket.

Friends have been amazed at the difference in the aroma between mine and the ones they use!

 
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Why I Use Frontier from Amazon

Low Price, High Quality

Why don't we just buy cinnamon sticks at the grocery?

PRICE

AT OUR LOCAL SUPERMARKET: We can get an off-brand half ounce bag for $1.79, (which is about $3.58 an oz; or a 3/4 oz bottle of a well known 'gourmet' brand for $5.49, which works out to an incredible $7.32 an ounce!

FRONTIER CINNAMON STICKS from AMAZON are sold in 2 one pound bags for around $20, which is about 63 CENTS an ounce.

QUALITY

The ones on the store tend to be a bit 'skinny,' with a faint smell of cinnamon. The ones I get from Amazon are thicker, and have a rich, full aroma.

One small drawback is that they come in a foil type bag. Although I'd like it if the bag were the resealable type, I just seal the whole bag in a large freezer type ziplock bag after opening. So, that's not a big deal as far as I'm concerned.

Do You (or Might You) Drink It? - (a poll)

Have you ever had tea made from cinnamon sticks?

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Cinnamon Tea for Your Health

Hot or Cold, It's Good for You!

Articles abound on the health benefits of Cinnamon. I discovered cinnamon tea while searching for ways to lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels naturally.

After drinking it daily for about six weeks, my husband's blood pressure and cholesterol levels went from VERY high to absolutely normal. We'd also made some minor adjustments in our diet, and he started walking daily, rather than several times a week. However, it was after we had been drinking the cinnamon tea for a while that we really began seeing those levels come down more quickly!

I've also read that cinnamon tea aids in digestion, weight loss, and relief of headaches, among other things.

Now, I don't have the credentials to vouch for any of these things. But I do believe it helped. His cardiologist was amazed when his blood pressure and cholesterol dropped dramatically. Yes, we did tell him about our discovery!

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Iced Cinnamon Tea is a Great Summer Drink

Or even for a Holiday Meal

In Florida, we drink iced tea pretty much year round. Our preference for cinnamon tea is the iced version, any time of year. In fact, this year, we plan to have it for both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners!

If you are going to drink yours iced, just let the tea cool to room temperature right in the pan after you finish boiling it for 20 minutes. Leave the cinnamon sticks in while it cools. This lets the flavor get just a little more robust, which will make up for any dilution brought on by melting ice if you should linger over your drink.

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Experiment with Variations of Cinnamon Tea - For Festive Occasions or Holidays


It might be fun to experiment a little to come up with your own special variations, especially for a special occasion. Here are some ideas for starters:

We find the natural sweetness of the cinnamon is sweet enough for us, but you might want to try adding a little honey to hot cinnamon tea.

For a stronger cinnamon flavor, just add another stick or two to the pot.

For Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, add in two to four cloves.

Try adding a a sprig of mint to a glass with plenty of ice on a hot day.

Add a little black or green tea for a true tea.

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Tea and Fruit

Freeze Dried Fruit Crisps and Cinnamon Tea

For a really healthy afternoon snack, try some Cinnamon Tea and no sugar added Freeze Dried Fruit Crisps.

If it's cold outside, hot tea is good.

On a warm summer afternooon, fruit cruisps and iced cinnamon tea will hit the spot.

Some Like It Hot - Some Like It Cold

Do you like your cinnamon tea hot or iced?

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What do you think of the idea of iced cinnamon tea as a dnner beverage?

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      TapIn2U 3 years ago

      I love cinnamon! Love the smell! Thanks for the tea recipe. Can't wait to try it. Fantastic lens! Sundae ;-)

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      Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      I think I must try this. I use cinnamon sprinkled on my muesli and in my cooking, but this could be a new flavour sensation. I do like apple and cinnamon tea though.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I love cinnamon toast and now have my grandson hooked on it but I generally stick to green tea.

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      PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      I love cinnamon but have never tried it as a tea and I love my tea. Thanks for sharing

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      laurenrich 4 years ago

      T think drinking iced cinnamon tea as a dinner beverage is a great idea. I drink cinnamon tea often. Thanks for sharing this great information.

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      rasnasah 4 years ago

      I drink hot cinnamon tea everyday.It increases the taste.Thanks for sharing.

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      gaga6599 4 years ago

      I red that cinnamon is very powerful antioxidant. I hope I will experience some benefits drinking cinnamon tea.

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      TedWritesStuff 4 years ago

      So easy and so healthy, I will have to try this!

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      Heather McGlaughlin 4 years ago from Marryland

      I love tea and cinnamon so I should like this.

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      Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

      I think cinnamon tea sounds like a winner. I already enjoy Chai Tea and I sprinkle just cinnamon on my sweet potatoes. So I'm ready to give cinnamon tea a go. Thank you for sharing this simple recipe.

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      Lynda Makara 4 years ago from California

      We use cinnamon tea to make Portuguese sweet bread. I've never tried drinking it but I think I'll give it a try. Angel blessings.

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      Mamabyrd 4 years ago

      My grandmother used to make me cinnamon tea when I was a child. Thank you for the reminder I will have to make some this winter.

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      AlleyCatLane 4 years ago

      Definitely gonna have to try this. That oatmeal suggestion below sounds good too.

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      MadeInAmerica LM 4 years ago

      Cinnamon is great for your health. It helps stabilize your blood sugar too. Another great way to have it is after you make the tea in the morning, leave some in the pot.Stir in some dates, cranberries, chopped walnuts, whatever you like. Go do something else and let that boil for a while, and then add oatmeal and cook . Makes great tasting oatmeal for breakfast, with no added sugar, preservatives, artificial flavors and other yucky stuff

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I don't drink cinnamon tea but I certainly do love my cinnamon toast. I have my grandson hooked on it as well.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The cinnamon sticks you show are, in fact, Cassia, a plant which, taken in quantity can cause liver and kidney damage. Ideally, Sri Lankan Cinnamon is the best, containing much less of the harmful blood-thinning element in Cassia.

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      Cinammon tea sounds delicious - I can't wait to try this recipe!

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      chinchilla-cages 4 years ago

      I need to try this! Never thought of cinnamon as a tea before.

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      pinkrenegade lm 4 years ago

      Cinnamon and tea, what an interesting combination. I would love to try this.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow, really interesting lens. I will definitely try this recipe cause I love cinnamon, but we are usually adding it to winter teas or mulled wine. I didn't know that it can be so healthy. I should tell this to my father, since he is having some problems with blood pressure. Thank you for sharing.

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      iijuan12 4 years ago from Florida

      This sounds great! I've made cinnamon-flavored hot chocolate using cinnamon sticks before, but I haven't made the tea. I'll have to try it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      OH MY GOSH!!! THIS STUFF IS IS EXCELLENT!!! I just made a fresh pot of hot cinnamon tea and wow!!! DELICIOUS!!! No need to put sugar or anything else. I have been surfing the internet for the past two weeks now, trying to find a SAFE and HEALTHY tea to aid me in my wieght loss and other health concerns. I purchased a pack of cinnamon sticks from the grocery store and it has been my refrigerator since January. Feeling so disappointed in my quest for healthy tea, i came across this web page and i am so happy to tell you that i found what i was looking for and did not even know that i had it in my refrigerator!! You must try this tea! Thank you CruiseReady!

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      Auntie-M LM 4 years ago

      I have had cinnamon toast, but not cinnamon tea. Now I have to try the tea.

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      Mary Crowther 4 years ago from Havre de Grace

      I have never heard of cinnamon tea and I'm looking forward to trying it!

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      Blackspaniel1 4 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      Susanna Duffy 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Hot Cinnamon Tea - Heaven!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      love the tea. even though it has a 'great' taste

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I will have to give cinnamon tea a try,I have read so many good things about cinnamon.Thanks for sharing.

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Sounds like cinnamon tea is a real hit :)

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      I have never had cinnamon tea, but I think I would like to try it.

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      This was a really neat lens! I've heard cinnamon is a good boost for your metabolism. Thanks for the recipe :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Cinnamon is such a super antioxidant that I try to eat it as often as I can. I have not made it into cinnamon tea but I eat cinnamon toast almost daily. My favorite breakfast is cinnamon toast and yogurt. I had not thought of just using cinnamon sticks and hot water as a drink but it sounds delicious.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      @TreasuresBrenda: Thank you so much!

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      Cinnamon tea sounds very interesting. Feel free to add the link to this page to my Facebook page, I LOVE COFFEE MUGS.

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      JohnMichael2 5 years ago

      thanks for the good information - this sounds like something really good

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      Gayle 5 years ago from McLaughlin

      I have never heard of cinnamon tea--but I think I may try to make it!

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      NaturalVamp 5 years ago

      You mentioned that this cinnamon tea is good for headaches.My only complaint about your lens is that I wish I had this recipe yesterday during my bout with migraine.

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      i love cinnamon tea with milk. it is my favorite drink.

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      gustaF33 5 years ago

      I've never tried it but sounds like a great idea. I like the taste of cinnamon a lot, I usually drink mixed tea with cinnamon, cloves and just a bit of dark rum :)

      I think I will give it a try with iced cinnamon tea! Thanks for idea and sharing some useful info ;)

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      Lisa Morris 5 years ago

      I love tea and this one looks yummy. Great job on the lens.

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      KristijanSenjko 5 years ago

      Never tried but looks cool

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      onelovelivity 5 years ago

      I love Cinnamon tea and have some on the stove right now (with seamoss). I enjoyed reading about it's health benefits and am encouraging my Grandmother with high blood pressure to drink more of it. I'll try it iced too!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I haven't tried cinnamon tea but I'm not a huge tea lover. Cinnamon is supposed to be good for us though so I might have to give it a try! Thanks for the recipe.

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      JanieceTobey 5 years ago

      This sounds delicious!! I'll have to give it a try as soon as I can get some cinnamon sticks! Blessed!

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      Frischy 5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      Congratulations on your Purple Star! Nice lens & the tea sounds great. I think I will be trying it soon. **blessed**

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      traveller27 5 years ago

      Very nice - blessed by a travelling angel.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'll have to try this, sounds good. Congratulations on winning the Purple Star!

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      Sue Dixon 5 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Mmm, I bet it smells great! Congratulations on the purple star.

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      Go-Shopping 5 years ago

      Congratulations on the Purple Star. I have never tasted Cinnamon tea, have to try it. Fits perfect for those living a low carb lifestyle.

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      Indigo Janson 5 years ago from UK

      Congratulations on a worthy win! I love cinnamon but have never had cinnamon tea. You've convinced me to try it!

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Just stopped by to congratulate a fellow winner of the Purple Star contest... and blessings to you on a great lens! I love Cinnamon Tea but have always just purchased it that way in teabags, your lens taught me something new to try!

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      aliciamaggie54 5 years ago

      This is different.

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      gamecheathub 5 years ago

      I have artificially flavored cinnamon tea before, but never from the actual sticks. Really interested to try it now. Great lens!

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      AliciaMae 5 years ago

      Wow, I'd never heard of this...but it makes sense (and yes, cinnamon is good for your health!)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I even have cinnamon sticks on hand to give this simple pleasure a try....delicious and healthy, as well as economical...can't beat that combo, nicely done!

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      nealberk 5 years ago

      Nothing like the smell of cinnamon in the house during the holidays!

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      Vikki 5 years ago from US

      Love my cinnamon tea. It's a must have in the winter for me.

      Blessed;)

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      APackageAtTheDoor 5 years ago

      Hadn't head about the potential health benefits of cinnamon tea. Very interesting. Thanks!

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      traveller27 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this info - nice lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Certainly a very healthy option! Very nicely served. :)

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      Sabre1000 5 years ago

      Cinnamon is also being looked at for it's anti-cancer properties.

      So it can't hurt!

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      katemiya 5 years ago

      I never thought of steeping my cinnamon sticks by themselves like this to make a drink before. It's essentially an herbal tea, since none of those actually contain tea leaves, either. :)

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      Jennifer_Glennon 5 years ago

      This sounds great. Thank you for sharing!

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