How To Make Cinnamon Tea
If you want to get the many benefits from the cinnamon, the best way to do that is to make cinnamon tea. It has a very specific flavor, it is spicy and sweet at the same time, it is entertaining your taste buds and delivering many nutrients to your body at the same time.
In this article we will show you a simple way to make a cinnamon tea, with only water and cinnamon sticks. If you don’t like the taste of the cinnamon we have a few suggestions or versions of the cinnamon tea at the end of this article.
Cinnamon Tea Recipe
- 3 inch cinnamon stick
- Put 1 and 1/4 cups of water in a pot and boil the cinnamon stick for 20 minutes or so.
- Then remove it from heat and let it cool down for another 15 minutes.
- Then it is ready to drink!
Always Choose Ceylon Cinnamon
We can have 2 types of cinnamon, one is the cassia cinnamon and the other one is the Ceylon cinnamon. The Ceylon is the right one, the one that contains all the healthy benefits. The Cassia cinnamon is also called the “fake” cinnamon because it contains some toxins in its flavor, in fact it is a substance called coumarin, and it lowers the sweetness of the real cinnamon.
The cinnamon is highly beneficial, but if you want to achieve all the benefits, you must consume the Ceylon cinnamon.
Benefits Of Cinnamon Tea
For thousands of years the cinnamon has been used due to its healthy abilities and medicinal properties, and even today the medicine is studying its benefits. Here are a few of the cinnamon benefits:
1. Regulates Blood Sugar
The blood sugar can be regulated by the cinnamon in many ways. According to some studies, it was concluded that consuming cinnamon with some carbohydrates combined, it will improve the balance that the effect of the food has on our levels of sugar.
Some other studies have concluded that the cinnamon can easily support our body’s natural insulin responding, which makes it through the stopping of the insulin-inhibiting enzymes, that way our body cells can easily utilize sugar more easily. According to other researches, the regular consumption of cinnamon can reduce the appearance of the threatening side-effects that may be triggered by the diets that are very rich in sugar.
The cinnamaldehyde is an element which is contained in the cinnamon, and researchers have been studying its abilities and have concluded that it can stop the clumping of blood platelets. Even though that a little bit of blood clothing is totally normal, the incorrect clumping of the blood platelets may cause blood clots, that lead to a lot of damage and in some cases to death.
3. Effective Against Candida
Candida can be easily treated with the regular consumption of cinnamon. This infection can be eliminated easily because of the powerful anti-fungal properties of the cinnamon, and in the testings there were a few more infections that could be cured with cinnamon.
4. Powerful Antioxidant
One of the most potent natural antioxidants is the cinnamon, and it might be the spice that contains the most antioxidant properties. The only way to protect ourselves from oxidative damage which may trigger a lot of diseases or premature aging, is to consume ingredients that are rich in antioxidants, such as the cinnamon.
5. Improves Brain Function and Health
In a certain study it was concluded that the cognitive processing was enhanced by cinnamon. A few more studies have concluded that the protein tau in our brain is inhibited by cinnamon compounds. This can later lead to some serious health problems, including Alzheimer’s disease. It has also been proven that it is highly effective to protect the neurotransmitter levels and neurons in people who are dealing with Parkinson’s disease.
More Cinnamon Recipes
If you simply cannot consume the cinnamon tea on its own, we suggest you a few ways to do that by enriching the taste of the tea:
Chai Tea Latte
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 8 cardamon pods
- 6 cinnamon sticks
- 8 thin slices of ginger root
- 8 whole cloves
- 2 teaspoons of stevia
- 8 tea bags of raspberry tea
- 4 cups of coconut milk
- 4 cups of water
- Put the water in a pot and put it on heat, then add the spices and herbs into it.
- Cook it from 2 to 6 hours on a lower heat.
- Then add the coconut milk.
- Serve it with whipped cream, or simply serve it plan.
- Enjoy it!
Sudanese Cinnamon Tea
- Raw honey or stevia to enrich the taste
- 1 tablespoon of black tea
- 3 cups of water
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- Add the black tea and the cinnamon sticks in a pot for tea.
- Then pour some hot water over them.
- Steep the mixture for a few minutes.
- Sweeten it as you desire, and you may pour it into serving cups.
Spiced Persimmon Turmeric Tea
- Sweeten as you desire
- 1 large fuyu or 2 small fuyu persimmon (thin slices)
- 6 good quality cinnamon sticks (recommended Ceylon cinnamon)
- 1 teaspoon of good quality fresh peppercorns
- 3 inch piece of ginger, peeled and on thin slices
- 3 inch piece of turmeric root, peeled and thinly sliced
- 8 cups or 64 ounces of water
- Put the water to boil and then add the peppercorns, turmeric, ginger, persimmon slices and cinnamon sticks. Then lower the heat a little bit and let the tea to simmer for half an hour.
- Use a fine mesh strainer to strain the tea or simply use a coffee filter.
- Then you can pour it in bowls or cups. The persimmon slices will be softened and can be added as well, or use some fresh slices, to sweeten the taste.
- You can cool the tea a little bit before drinking, and then you can keep it in your fridge to keep it for a few days.
Cinnamon and Lemon Tea
- 1 or 2 tablespoons of raw honey
- 3 or 4 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
- 2 tea bags
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 4 cloves
- 4 cups of water
- A few lemon slices for decoration
- Put the water, cloves and the cinnamon in a pot and put them on heat to boil.
- Remove it from the heat and put the tea bags in.
- Steep it for about 5 minutes.
- Get the tea bags out and add the honey and lemon inside. Put the mixture on low heat for a while, in order to warm it.
- Then when the mixture is hot enough, strain it directly in a cup.
- Enjoy the tea.
Ginger Cinnamon Tea for the Cold Season
- 2 tablespoons of raw honey
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice from 2 lemons
- 2 cups of water
- 5 finely sliced garlic cloves
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 2 inches sliced ginger root
- 1 inch sliced turmeric or simply get Daily Turmeric capsules
- Put the water on heat and then add the garlic, turmeric, cinnamon and ginger together to boil. Then simmer the tea for 15 minutes.
- Stir well the lemon juice and the raw honey.
- Strain the tea and add it in the mixture of honey and lemon juice.
The turmeric is a very beneficial ingredient and a great spice, and we highly recommend you to have it in your kitchen at all times. Remember not to mistake the Ceylon cinnamon, because it provides far more better results. One of the best beverage choices is the cinnamon tea, in the cold winter season as well, because it boosts our immune system as well.
If you want to consume cinnamon in a very simple way, than this is the right one, and if you are not a big fan of its taste, than you can take these combinations above and try them out.