Cinnamon tea recipe

Cinnamon is an amazing spice. This aromatic wonder finds lot of applications in everyday recipes. The simple cinnamon tea (made with Ceylon cinnamon) can soothe and relax and is loaded with health benefits. The health benefits of cinnamon include better bone health, improved circulation of blood, treats sore throat, anti-inflammatory properties, skin health and to manage diabetes.

Cinnamon – Names in other languages

  • Scientific name – Cinnamomum verum
  • English – Cinnamon
  • Hindi – Dalchini
  • Sanskrit – Darusita/ Tvak
  • Malayalam – Karuvapatta
  • Bengali – Daroochini
  • Tamil – Lavangapattai
  • Kannada – Lavanga chakke
  • Telugu – Dalchina chekka


Here is a step by step tutorial on making aromatic cinnamon tea at home.

How to make Cinnamon tea at home – Recipe

  • 2 Tsps Honey
  • Water
  • 1 stick Ceylon cinnamon (Refrain from using Cassia cinnamon as much as possible.)
  1. This tea is simple to make. You just need cinnamon and honey with of course, water. You can also use palm sugar instead of honey.
  2. Grate or crush cinnamon to get small pieces or powder.
  3. You can also just place a whole cinnamon stick in hot water and allow to steep in, but such small pieces work better.
  4. Place cinnamon pieces in a teapot infuser.
  5. Pour boiling hot water over the cinnamon till the teapot is full.
  6. Close the lid and allow cinnamon to steep in for at least 8 – 10 minutes. Only then, you would get a rich flavour.
  7. Remove the infuser after the said time.
  8. Now add honey or palm sugar and stir well.
  9. Pour the tea into a cup.
  10. Enjoy the delicious tea!

If you decide to use palm sugar, place it in the infuser before pouring hot water. This is because, palm sugar leaves residue crystals and might need one more level of straining if added later.

To know more about why we advise you to choose Ceylon cinnamon, read here.

Ramya Srinivasan, PDGBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. As a result of her passion in native medicine, she got her Diploma in Traditional Siddha Medicine from Bharat Sevak Samaj registered under the Indian Planning Commission. She is certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.