I first had cinnamon tea years ago when my husband made it for me. I had been complaining of a sore throat and he said this would help me. Of course I had to argue with him and tell him I just needed some medicine. But he insisted that I just try it. He was right, as he usually is. If you throat is sore, this tea will definitely soothe it. But you can enjoy this great tasting tea anytime not just when you’re sick.
You can find these cinnamon sticks at any Mexican grocery store or at save a lot. 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 a lot of 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.
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. Check out my recipe for champurrado, it’s another delicious hot beverage great during this time of year.
Cinnamon Tea with Honey and Lime
Cinnamon tea is great for when you have a sore throat or cough.
- 4 cups of water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- a quarter of a lime
Bring water to a boil.
Break cinnamon into pieces and place in water.
Remove from heat and steep for at least 15 minutes.
Strain the tea into a mug.
Add about 2 tbsp of honey to the mug.
Add the lime juice to the mug and stir.