Have you enjoyed before? This herbal tea has a long, revered history.
Use of cinnamon can be found in ancient traditions like Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Herbalism, and even in ancient Egypt and medieval Europe.
Homemade cinnamon tea is usually made with boiling water and cinnamon sticks, though it can also be made with cinnamon bark or cinnamon powder. Additional spices might include fresh ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, or cloves. Yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds.
Cinnamon tea is naturally caffeine-free, but it can be brewed with black tea or other tea leaves for a bit of a pick-me-up.
Interestingly, there are two different types of cinnamon used for culinary purposes: ceylon cinnamon and cassia cinnamon. Ceylon cinnamon is considered more of a premium product, thanks to its soft, sweet flavor. Cassia cinnamon makes up the majority of what we consume here. It’s spicier and a bit more intense.
The Health Benefits of Cinnamon Tea
There are many health benefits to consuming cinnamon tea, including:
- Helps support healthy blood sugar levels
- Helps support healthy cholesterol levels
- Helps support healthy blood pressure management
- Rich in polyphenols and antioxidants
- Antibacterial cinnamaldehyde (compound in cinnamon), an immune system ally
- May help oral health, including bad breath and toothaches
Homemade Cinnamon Tea Recipe
This comforting cinnamon tea is as simple as it is delicious. Keep cinnamon sticks around for a warm herbal cuppa whenever the mood strikes.
- 1 stick cinnamon
- 8 oz. boiling water
- Flavor enhancers (optional): fresh ginger, turmeric, black tea or rooibos, apples, cardamom
- In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add cinnamon stick and flavor enhancers (if using) to boiling water, cover, and let steep for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove cinnamon stick (use a strainer to remove other ingredients, if using) and enjoy! You may also add non-dairy milk and a touch of raw honey as a sweetener, if desired.
7 Sweet and Spicy Cinnamon Tea Recipes
If you’d prefer a ready-made cinnamon tea option, our cinnamon fasting tea promotes satiety and healthy blood sugar levels. It’s complemented by citrusy hints of bergamot and refreshing spearmint.
Below, we’ve compiled seven great recipes that use cinnamon tea in novel and delicious ways. Enjoy!
1. Cinnamon Tea Apple Cranberry Cider
This cozy, cinnamon tea-infused apple cranberry cider will have your whole house smelling like fall, thanks to the long steeping on the stove over medium low heat.
Here, our cinnamon fasting tea delivers a concentrated dose of antioxidants, while also promoting satiety and supporting healthy blood sugar levels. It’s accented by flavors of bergamot, which adds orange citrusy notes, and spearmint for a refreshing herbal flavor.
Plus, this recipe calls for zesty ginger (fresh ginger or ground works here, either way), star anise, and raw honey, which adds sweet flavor. Pair those warm flavors with sweet apples and cranberry, and you’re in for a comforting sip that’s way better than anything you can buy at the store.
2. Cinnamon Fasting Tea Apple Crisps
If you haven’t thought to use our cinnamon fasting tea in baking, we humbly present this cinnamon fasting tea apple crisps recipe. They’re so wholesome and versatile, you can enjoy them for breakfast or dessert.
These perfectly portioned treats are spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and our cinnamon fasting tea, of course. This bergamot-infused tea is great for healthy digestion, as well as a dose of antioxidants to help protect cells from damage.
These baked goods are a healthier indulgence, thanks to smart substitutions like lower glycemic coconut sugar in place of refined sugar. Maple syrup is an option here, too. If you’re looking to cut carbs and sugars, omit these in favor of monk fruit sweetener. The apple mixture boasts sweet flavor and a zesty note, thanks to a hint of lemon juice.
3. Cinnamon Fasting Tea Banana Nut Smoothie
This cinnamon fasting tea banana nut smoothie is simple, sweet, and nutrition-packed. Bananas deliver a great dose of fiber and potassium, while cinnamon helps to increase the feeling of satiety.
We especially love this smoothie because it tastes like banana bread in a glass, thanks to the combination of ripe banana, almond butter and milk, and of course, our cinnamon fasting tea.
The ingredients we’ve listed here are all you’ll really need to whip up this easy smoothie in the morning. If you’d like to experiment with more spices, try adding nutmeg, ginger, or ground cloves. Feel free to top it with some sliced almonds for crunch.
4. Heart Healthy Cinnamon Oatmeal
Our heart healthy cinnamon oatmeal is the exact way you’ll want to start your morning. We use whole grain old fashioned oats, which are packed with soluble fiber that helps support cardiovascular health.
Our cinnamon fasting tea adds a great hint of spice, along with antioxidants and support for healthy blood sugar levels.
To make these satisfying morning oats, you’ll combine hot water, oats, water, flaxseed, vanilla extract, our cinnamon fasting tea, a touch of maple syrup, and almond milk. Top with some fresh blueberries for zing and a drizzle of warm almond butter for satiety.
5. Cinnamon Dolce Tea Latte
This sweet, coffee-free cinnamon dolce tea latte is less than 10 minutes away. Our cinnamon fasting tea pairs wonderfully with our English breakfast tea, delivering that bold black tea flavor you want from a latte.
The cinnamon, bergamot, and spearmint notes in the cinnamon fasting tea provide all of the spice you’d expect from a cinnamon dolce latte, while a touch of coconut sugar delivers the “dolce.”
To make the latte, you’ll heat water over medium low heat, whisking in the tea crystals and coconut sugar to sweeten the deal. Add that to a mug, and whisk almond milk over medium low heat until steaming and frothy. Add the almond milk to the mug, and top with whipped coconut cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
6. Gluten-Free, Low Sugar Cinnamon Rolls
When you think of the best way to enjoy cinnamon, do cinnamon rolls come to mind? They certainly do for us; that’s why we developed these delectable gluten-free, low sugar cinnamon rolls.
These cinnamon rolls are the perfect match for our cinnamon fasting tea. The well-spiced tea crystals are mixed in with ground cinnamon and erythritol for a decadent, lower in carbs treat.
A gluten-free flour blend melds with a yeast mixture for perfectly fluffy cinnamon roll dough, while a homemade cream cheese icing adds a sweet finishing note. If you’re not too concerned about carbohydrates and sugar content, feel free to sub in cane sugar for the erythritol.
7. Cinnamon Tea Hot Toddy
Craving a spiced drink to warm you up at night? This cinnamon tea hot toddy is the ultimate nightcap.
Here, we pair pure apple cider with our cinnamon herbal fasting tea, which delivers spicy cinnamon notes along with refreshing bergamot and spearmint. Steeping the apple cider with a cinnamon stick and star anise imparts even more warmth.
Bourbon is the perfect spirit to liven this drink up, and lemon juice adds just the right amount of acid. Finally, raw honey adds the perfect amount of sweet flavor. Feel free to adjust the sweetness to your liking.