Ground cinnamon is a popular culinary ingredient thanks to its deep flavor profile and sweet notes. The warming spice can also be used to brew tasty hot teas and refreshing iced teas. Learn how to make cinnamon tea tasty every time with our favorite recipes right here.

What Is Cinnamon Tea?

Cinnamon tea is made by infusing cinnamon powder, cinnamon sticks, or cinnamon tea bags in hot water. The two main types of cinnamon bark used to make tea include Cassia cinnamon and Ceylon cinnamon. The tea is often brewed with true tea leaves such as black tea, oolong tea, or pu-erh tea.

This tea is notable for its sweet and spiced characteristics. The tea features a delightful aroma that invokes visions of autumn and tasty pies. The woody spice offers sweet and savory flavors that are played up by a warming sensation. It brews into a rich red color.

Cinnamon tea is also popular because of its potential health benefits. Cinnamon contains compounds that may help to decrease inflammation, which can help alleviate joint and muscle pain as well as indigestion.

The anti-inflammatory properties of this tea may also make it useful for heart health as it may improve blood flow and reduce the risk of serious heart disease. Cinnamon is a popular ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. Additionally, cinnamon contains ingredients such as cinnamic aldehyde and coumarin that work to prevent fungal and bacterial infections. The tea may also help to soothe a sore throat and modulate blood sugar levels.

Cinnamon tea may also help you reach your weight loss goals. The tea is naturally calorie-free and offers a sweet flavor that is a great replacement for sugar-laden soft drinks. The tea is tastier than plain old water and can help satisfy a sweet tooth to prevent you from cheating on your diet plan.

Simple Cinnamon Stick Tea Recipe


  • 1 large cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon Cup & Leaf black tea
  • 8-10 ounces of water
  • Sweetener like maple syrup or honey (optional)


  1. Bring water to a rapid boil in a pot on the stove.
  2. Add the cinnamon to the boiling water and steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the cinnamon tea into a mug and add the black tea leaves using a tea steeper.
  4. Steep the black tea leaves for 1 to 3 minutes. The longer the steeping time, the stronger the flavor will be. Strain and sweeten if desired. Enjoy!

Masala Chai Tea Recipe


  • 1 Ceylon cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 3 black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon Cup & Leaf black tea
  • 8 ounces of water
  • A dash of milk (buffalo milk, dairy milk, nut milk)


  1. Bring water to a rapid boil in a large saucepan.
  2. Once the water reaches a =boil, add in the spices and turn heat to low.
  3. Simmer the mixture for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the black tea leaves and let the tea steep for 1 to 3 minutes.
  5. Use a fine-mesh strainer to remove all of the spices and tea leaves.
  6. Fill the teacup 3/4 full with the tea concentrate and top it off with a dash of your milk of choice. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Turmeric and Ginger Tea Recipe


  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 inch piece of ginger - thinly sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Juice of one fresh lemon
  • 1 cup water


  1. Bring water to a rapid boil and add in the cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric.
  2. Turn heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Use a strainer to remove the spices and pour into a teacup.
  4. Squeeze in the lemon juice and enjoy!

Cinnamon and Iced Green Tea Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons Cup & Leaf Sencha Fuji Green Tea
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar


  1. Bring water to a rapid boil in a large saucepan on the stove top.
  2. Turn the heat down to medium low and add the cinnamon sticks and sugar. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Add the green tea leaves and steep for 1 to 3 minutes. Remove the tea leaves and cinnamon bark using a fine mesh strainer.
  4. Let the mixture cool to room temperature and serve in tall glasses filled with ice cubes.
  5. Garnish with a lemon slice or cinnamon stick if desired and enjoy!


For a caffeine-free version, swap out the green tea for our Cup & Leaf Organic Rooibos Tea instead.

Celebrate Cinnamon

Nothing says fall quite like a cup of cinnamon tea. This herbal tea is naturally caffeine-free and gluten-free, making it the perfect addition to any afternoon. Brew it as an iced tea or whip up a hot cup of tea to warm up on those chilly fall mornings. With these cinnamon tea recipes, you can discover new ways to brew the tasty spice. However you like your cinnamon tea, you're sure to enjoy the warming sensation, sweet flavor, and woody spice notes.

Tags: Herbal Tea