Here in the states, we mostly make our teas from one of those store-bought bags. In Mexico, my husband’s home country, everything from flowers, to artichokes, to the bark of some trees is utilized in making tea.
Today I present you a Mexican favorite with a little twist:
Made simply from water, cinnamon sticks and ginger root, it’s not only delicious but also packs a punch when it comes to health benefits. Cinnamon is said to be high in antioxidants and have various benefits including boosting the immune system, helping with inflammation and aiding in digestion.
Ginger also is known for helping sooth the stomach and for lowering inflammation. (As always, before adding a new food or drink to your diet, check with your doctor.)
Making homemade tea is very simple. First, grab a pot and fill it with water. Throw in a handful of cinnamon sticks and about a 1-inch cube of ginger root (peeled and diced). Put it on high heat until it comes to a boil.
When it begins to boil, lower the heat to a simmer. Let it simmer for about 30-40 minutes (depending on how strong you like your tea) until its a nice golden brown color. You can always taste test to see if it’s to your liking or needs a little longer (just be careful not to burn your tongue!).
Strain with a fine colander. Sweeten to your liking.
Curling up on the couch with a soft blanket and a cup of cinnamon-ginger hot tea is one of my favorite ways to get rid of that winter chill!
It’s also delicious served on ice in summertime. (Here in Kentucky we like our sweet tea!)
- Handful of Cinnamon Sticks
- Ginger Root, 1-inch cube (peeled & sliced)
- 6-8 C. Water
- Optional: Sweetener of choice (to taste)
Fill pot with water. Add cinnamon sticks. Turn to high heat until water begins to boil. Lower to a simmer for 30-40 minutes until it turns a nice golden brown color. The longer you let it simmer the darker and stronger the tea will be, so if you like it a little “weaker” boil it less time. Sweeten if desired.
Serve cold or hot. Disfruta!
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So, How do you prefer your teas—hot or cold? Sweet or unsweet?
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