Cinnamon Tea

Learn how to make cinnamon tea with this easy recipe. Then, try other flavor variations, like cinnamon-maple, cinnamon-orange-spice or cinnamon-apple tea (see Tips) for a warming, cozy drink.

Cinnamon Tea
Photo: Victor Protasio
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 5 cups water

  • 5 (3 inch) cinnamon sticks


  1. Combine water and cinnamon sticks in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Simmer until the tea is very fragrant and tastes like spicy cinnamon, 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Strain the tea; discard solids. Serve hot.

Tips: Try these variations:

Cinnamon-Apple Tea: Add 2 large, thin red apple slices to the cinnamon and water in Step 1.

Cinnamon-Maple Tea: Stir in 1 tablespoon maple syrup to the tea in Step 2 after discarding solids.

Cinnamon-Orange-Spice Tea: Add 2 (1/2-inch) strips orange zest and ½ teaspoon whole cloves to the cinnamon and water in Step 1.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

21 Calories
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 21
% Daily Value *
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 3mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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