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Té de Canela (Cinnamon Tea Recipe)

Today you’ll learn how to make cinnamon tea known as té de canela in Mexico.

It’s the prefect beverage for when you’re feeling under the weather.

It’s warm and cinnamony and does a great job at soothing a sore throat!

cinnamon tea in a mug

This recipe and pretty much every other recipe I write uses ceylon cinnamon sticks.

You may have heard it called “true cinnamon”.

The other type of cinnamon is called cassia and its what most supermarkets sell.

In order to get ceylon cinnamon you should visit a Mexican supermarket or order it online.

If you live in a diverse city you may be able to find it in your local grocery store.

I just made this tea this morning for my 7 year old son.

He has strep throat and I knew this would make him feel better.

It always works for me.

My ex husband introduced me to cinnamon tea years ago when I was sick with a sore throat.

Now it’s something I always prepare when the kids or I have sore throats.

It really hits the spot.

It’s also pretty yummy.

But you can enjoy this great tasting tea anytime not just when you’re sick.

Is Drinking Cinnamon Tea Good For You?

Yes drinking cinnamon tea is very good for you.

Ceylon cinnamon helps lower blood sugar and it is loaded with antioxidants.

It can also help with blood pressure.

té de canela in a mug

You can find these cinnamon sticks at any Mexican grocery store.

I always find them at Save a Lot.

Recipes That Use Cinnamon Sticks

It’s important that you don’t use ground cinnamon to make this.

It won’t turn out the same.

You can however substitute the lime for lemon if you prefer.

Don’t forget to break up the cinnamon stick into pieces before steeping.

If you leave the stick whole you won’t get as much flavor out of it.

I steep mine for about 15 minutes and that’s strong enough for me.

If you like a stronger cinnamon taste you can steep it a little bit longer.

how to make te de canela

We’ve been on a kick lately with teas and other hot beverages but when it’s cold that’s all we feel like drinking.

If you like this tea you may also like cinnamon milk tea and orange cinnamon spice tea.

Té de canela

This tea is incredibly easy to make.

You must try it!

It’s especially good during the winter months and when you’re feeling sick.

How to make cinnamon tea
cinnamon tea in a mug
4.39 from 18 votes

Té de Canela

Té de canela (cinnamon tea) is great for when you have a sore throat or cough.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cinnamon and lime tea, mexican cinnamon tea, te de canela
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 18 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • honey
  • a quarter of a lime


  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Break cinnamon into pieces and place in water.
  3. Remove from heat and steep for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Strain the tea into a mug.
  5. Add about 2 tbsp of honey to the mug.
  6. Add the lime juice to the mug and stir.
Nutrition Facts
Té de Canela
Amount Per Serving
Calories 18
% Daily Value*
Sodium 12mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Thursday 6th of January 2022

This is really good and help me a lot


Saturday 8th of January 2022

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Murli Nair

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

If you steep for 15 mins how's it going to remain hot? You'll end up with a cold cup of water on a chilly winter morning!

San Juanita

Wednesday 9th of June 2021

How many times can I use the same cinnamon stick to make tea?


Thursday 10th of June 2021

I've always used a new stick to make tea. I never reuse the same one.


Tuesday 30th of March 2021

Aw good stuff


Tuesday 30th of March 2021


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