Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Cinnamon Tea Recipe

Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices. It has a delicious, naturally sweet flavor that many people love.

Cinnamon has been used in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda for a variety of health conditions from indigestion to colds. It's also believed to have other health benefits.

Although many people like to simply sprinkle cinnamon on oatmeal or apple slices, having cinnamon in tea is another option. You can find cinnamon in chai tea, or you can make your own cinnamon tea using this recipe.

1 cinnamon stick
1 cup of boiling water
1 regular or decaffeinated black teabag
erythritol, stevia, or another sweetener, to taste (optional)
1. Place the cinnamon stick in a cup.

2. Add the boiling water and steep covered for 10 minutes.

3. Add the teabag. Steep for one to three minutes.

4. Sweeten to taste, if desired.