Cinnamon Tea - Tasty, Healthy, and Easy to Make
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)
This couldn't be easier!
- 2 Quarts Water
- 6 - 7 Frontier Cinnamon Sticks
- Fill a 2 quart saucepan with water.
- Add 6 or 7 Frontier Cinnamon Sticks
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and boil gently for 20 minutes.
- That's it!
- FOR HOT TEA: Strain into a teapot and serve.
- FOR ICED TEA: Allow to cool, then strain into pitcher. Pour into glasses with ice.
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!
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!
Why I Use Frontier from Amazon
Low Price, High Quality
Why don't we just buy cinnamon sticks at the grocery?
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.
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?
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!
Gifts for Tea Lovers - or for yourself!
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.
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.
Some related links
- 10 Ways To Naturally Lower Your Blood Sugar
This lensmaster discusses using cinnamon and other things to lower your blood sugar.
- Sip Tea to Your Health: Alleviate a Variety of Ailments Naturally By Choosing the Right Cup - Planet
I was reading one of my favorite yoga blogs Everything Yoga and I was thrilled to read about one of my favorite pass times, drinking tea. As I've come to yoga, I've fallen even more in love with tea and...
- 10 Health Benefits of Cinnamon
Knowledge about the health benefits of cinnamon is increasing every day. It has been shown to have positive effects on diabetes, cancer, high cholesterol, arthritis, memory, and many other conditions.
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?
What do you think of the idea of iced cinnamon tea as a dnner beverage?