Cinnamon is such a wonderful experience for many of the senses. Fortunately it also has many health benefits. The first time I ever drank cinnamon tea was when I was sick with the flu. I had read that it is helpful in alleviating nausea, and at 2 in the morning I was desperate for anything I could find in the house already.
-approx 4 sticks of cinnamon
-2 cups boiling water
-optional: add honey to sweeten, though I find this unnecessary
Simmer cinnamon sticks in boiling water. Allow to steep and cool to a comfortable temperature for drinking.
I think mason jars are perfect for making huge cups for tea.
It was very effective and quite tasty. The smell of the cinnamon was the best part. It had a soothing effect on my stomach and helped me be able to get back to sleep. I was so happy with the results, I looked into cinnamon further and discovered that it has many other health benefits as well. Here are a few:
-eases cold symptoms
-eases flu symptoms and upset stomachs
-acts as an aid to menstrual symptoms
-even found to aid in weight loss
What are your thoughts on cinnamon tea? What other teas would you like to see featured in this series?