I am a total tea-addict. I especially love tea when it is crisp and windy outside. A good tea will always give you the perfect feeling of comfort and make you relax. When you are up for experimenting with making your own tea, Cinnamon Tea is an easy one to start with! Added bonus; it smells SO good and it is fun to play with the cinnamon sticks.
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- 3 sticks Cinnamon
- 225 g Hot Water
- Syrup [maple] - This is optional. [See good to know section.]
Good to know
- Strainer - This is optional.
- Heat up the water in a water boiler or a kettle.
- Add at least three cinnamon sticks to one cup of hot water. You can add more if you like, depending on how strong you want the tea to be.
- Let the cinnamon sticks sit for at least [recipe-timer minutes=5]5 minutes[/recipe-timer].
- If you like, strain the tea. You can also add some maple syrup if you like your tea to be a little bit sweeter.
- Enjoy your Cinnamon Tea!
Good to know
- Storing: Drink the tea right after you have prepared it.
- Tip: Whether you add maple syrup, agave syrup, honey or refined sugar, either way, you are adding a type of sugar to your drink. Anything you add will also change the nutritional value.
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*All given nutritional information is an indication. Due to differences in how ingredients are produced, where they are purchased and how the recipe is prepared, nutritional values may vary.