Falalala: Cinnamon Herbal Tea Recipe for the Christmas Season

Cinnamon herbal tea is quite the classic around the holidays, but I gave this herbal tea a twist by adding one of my favorite herbs: rosemary. Whats the best part of the holidays right after the food? A nice hot cup of herbal tea, of course! (Not that I ever drink anything else except water and kombucha over the holidays).

My cinnamon tea comes with that familiar sweet, pungent flavor of cinnamon yet you can enjoy a blend of minty rosemary and a little citrus. Why exactly do I use rosemary? The herb is actually an evergreen shrub and lives through Winter. It's appearance reminds me of other evergreens that live through Winter. And it's minty flavor and aroma are very refreshing and contain anti-septic properties that make it wonderful for the colds and flus that are common during the holiday season.

  • Cinnamon is the sweet, spicy herb.
  • Rosemary is the minty herb that gives balance to the whole herbal tea.
  • Vanilla adds some sweetness to the tea.
  • Lemongrass adds a citrus depth.
  • Lemon peel adds more citrus depth!

Cinnamon Herbal Tea Recipe

Whats the recipe for the cinnamon tea? It's fairly easy to make by starting with a tablespoon of cinnamon powder. When done steeping you can always add two cinnamon sticks to the actual teacup for more flavor (please try it). I find the cinnamon sticks to be very flavorful and festive looking. You can always save the sticks after steeping to keep around the house for some serious room scents.

  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder or grounded from cinnamon sticks

  • 1 tablespoon of whole rosemary leaves
  • Half a teaspoon of vanilla leaves or drops
  • Half a teaspoon of lemongrass leaves
  • Half a teaspoon of lemon peel

Next add the other herbs. I have my snack of honey spread on a graham cracker next to the herb blend!

Place the herbs into an infuser in the order above and allow them to steep for five minutes. You can place the cinnamon sticks in the herbal tea now. I've been experimenting with adding rosemary to a few different herbal blends and decided that it does best in festive teas. Think cinnamon, cardamon, and citrus herbs that are commonly used around the holidays. Well, I hope you enjoy this cinnamon-inspired herbal tea as much as I did.

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