There’s nothing quite like tea to help when you have a cough or a sore throat. In fact, tea is one of my go-tos for, well, most things. And, around this time of the year, there are really two primary kinds of tea that I make: elderberry tea, and cinnamon honey tea. We’ve talked about elderberry in the past, so here, I wanted to focus on cinnamon honey tea.
Health benefits of cinnamon honey tea
Both cinnamon and honey are absolutely excellent for you. Both have pretty crazy antimicrobial properties and have been known to do everything from helping naturally with sore throats and coughs (how I use it) to lowering cholesterol, helping with indigestion, boost immune system, and even help with toothaches.
Now, it’s worth mentioning that there are several myths and fads regarding honey and cinnamon floating around the internet, and I’m not going to try and argue either way. Some places claim you can lose weight drinking this drink, and others claim heating honey makes it toxic. Personally, neither makes much sense to me, but you’ll believe what you want to believe. What I can say with confidence is that honey and cinnamon tea is unparalleled for soothing a sore throat, clearing out mucus, and helping with coughing fits naturally.
How to make cinnamon honey tea
Cinnamon honey tea is ridiculously simple to make and, as mentioned above, it has a myriad of health benefits in addition to being delicious.
- hot water
- 1 Tablespoon raw honey
- 1 teaspooon cinnamon powder OR 1 cinnamon stick (make sure it’s not the kind meant for decoration)
- If using powder: Mix together the honey and cinnamon in the bottom of a cup until it makes a paste.
If using a cinnamon stick: Add the honey to the bottom of the cup. Place the cinnamon stick in the glass on top of it.
- Add the hot water
- Stir until honey (and cinnamon powder, if using) is dissolved.
As a note, if you’re using powdered cinnamon, some undissolved cinnamon may be left in the bottom of your glass; this is normal. Just be careful when you get to the bottom of the cup, as a mouthful of that isn’t going to taste good!
Have you tried honey cinnamon tea? What do you use it for? Tell me in the comments below!