Cinnamon Apple Tea
With Autumn finally arriving, there is nothing nicer than sitting outside on my porch in the cool breeze with a cup of hot tea in hand. Hot tea is the perfect complement to the cool weather, and there are so many ways to spice it up. Here is one of my favorite hot tea recipe for sipping on a cool autumn morning.
This is a fantastic apple based tea. You won’t need tea bags for this recipe as the apple is the core of the tea.
- 3 apple slices
- ½ teaspoon honey
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 1 cup water (boiling)
Directions: Dice the apples and mash lightly with a fork in the bottom of a mug. Add the rest of the dry ingredients on top. Pour the 1 cup of boiling water over the apples and spices and stir. Allow to simmer in the boiling water for about 5 minutes then top with whipped cream and enjoy.
Cinnamon is more than the brown powder that seasons morning toast. If steeped as a tea, it is said to have several medicinal and health benefits. This spicy, highly fragrant tree bark is native to south Asia and the Middle East. According to Home Remedies Web, the most common types are Ceylon and Cassia. When infused with hot water, these cinnamon varieties aid both the body and mind.
A boiled combination of cinnamon and water boost the body's immune system and speed recovery. Taken in regular doses, cinnamon tea may help to reduce inflammation from arthritis. Cinnamon contains cinnaldehyde, an anti-clumping and anti-coagulant that can help keep circulation going to reduce swelling. A common ingredient in hot toddies and mulled cider, cinnamon is one of the go-to ingredients for warming comfort during cold winter months. Cinnamon tea is a direct, flavorful way to get that heating sensation without the sugary sweetness of chewing gum or candy. Article from: socialmoms.com