The Complete Guide To Making Cinnamon Tea


If you're looking to elevate your tea-drinking experience, consider the delightful flavor and healthful benefits of cinnamon tea. Beyond its enticing fragrance and spicy-sweet flavor, cinnamon tea boasts a myriad of potential health benefits, making it a perfect companion for cozy evenings.

In this article, we'll explore how to make the perfect cup of cinnamon tea, from selecting the finest ingredients to mastering the brewing process. Join us on a journey to discover the comforting warmth and wellness that a carefully prepared cup of cinnamon tea can bring to your daily routine.

If you want to relax with a delicious cup of cinnamon tea, look no further. And if you need fresh tea-making supplies, don’t forget that we have a collection of organic cinnamon powders, sticks, and more here at Starwest Botanicals!

Cinnamon Overview & Uses:

For millennia, cinnamon has been cherished not only for its flavor but also for its numerous health benefits.

In ancient Egypt, it was sought for embalming and religious rituals. In medieval Europe, it played roles in religious ceremonies and as a flavoring. Later, it became the most profitable spice in the Dutch East India Company trade. This spice has consistently held significance, both culturally and economically, across various periods and civilizations.

When made as tea, cinnamon has been used to support digestion, cardiovascular health, and may even help support brain health. Cinnamon supplements are another popular way to utilize this herb.

Research shows that cinnamon contains a variety of different plant compounds, including:

  • Cinnamaldehyde
  • Cinnamate
  • cinnamic acid
  • and numerous essential oils

Keep in mind that there are two primary types of cinnamon, cassia cinnamon and ceylon cinnamon. Both types of cinnamon have a similar flavor profile, but there are nuances between each.

Ceylon cinnamon has a more delicate flavor that chefs prefer. Cassia cinnamon is the more prevalent variety - it’s often found in grocery stores. Cassia cinnamon sticks are darker brown and rolled in thicker, single sheets. Cassia cinnamon boasts a stronger flavor profile than ceylon cinnamon.

You can read more about the differences between these two herbs in our in-depth article here.

Potential Health Benefits of Cinnamon Tea

There are many potential benefits of cinnamon. Below are the top research-backed cinnamon benefits.

1. Cardiovascular Support

Maintaining heart health is key for healthy aging. Adding herbs like cinnamon may be a good way to support heart health naturally.

Studies suggest that cinnamon tea may offer heart health benefits when combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle.

2. Skin Health

Healthy skin is not only important for aesthetics, it also plays a crucial role in supporting your overall well-being. Beyond its aesthetic significance, maintaining healthy skin is essential for temperature regulation, vitamin D synthesis, and more.

Cinnamon may help support your skin's health by supporting collagen production, a crucial protein for skin structure. Collagen contributes to increased elasticity and improved hydration, resulting in a plump and firm appearance.

3. May Help Support Digestion

Maintaining a healthy digestive system is important for staying “regular” and for reducing digestive discomfort.

Including cinnamon in your diet may help support the production of digestive fluids, aiding not only in the digestion of food but also in the absorption of essential nutrients. Improved digestion reduces the likelihood of experiencing gas and bloating, contributing to overall digestive comfort.

These are only a handful of the many health benefits of cinnamon tea.

Cinnamon Tea Flavor:

Cinnamon tea has a spicy, earthy flavor. However, it's also delicious with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a drizzle of honey.


How To Make Cinnamon Tea:

We have collected a handful of different cinnamon tea recipes below for you to try. Whether you are looking for a basic cinnamon tea recipe, or you want to get fancy and try iced cinnamon tea, we have you covered.

Easy Cinnamon Tea Recipe

This is a basic cinnamon tea for first-timers. This is the perfect tea to make before bed!

Ingredients Needed:


  1. Boil water in a pot on the stove.
  2. Once the water is boiling, add a stick of cinnamon. Turn down heat and boil for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Remove the cinnamon stick and pour the tea into a teacup or your favorite mug. Enjoy!


You can add other herbs to your cinnamon tea for extra flavor and added health benefits. A couple of favorites include turmeric and cardamom.

If you desire a stronger cinnamon flavor, simply steep the tea for a longer amount of time.

You can also make iced cinnamon tea. Simply let your hot cinnamon tea cool, when it’s at room temperature, add it to a glass of ice. Enjoy!

Additionally, some people like to add fresh lemon to brighten up their cinnamon tea. If you’re feeling adventurous, give it a try!


There's nothing quite as delicious and satisfying as homemade cinnamon tea, especially when the weather outside is chilly. You'll brew up the perfect batch every time with these DIY cinnamon tea recipes.

Brew up a hot batch of cinnamon tea to warm up and unwind or relax with a refreshing glass of iced cinnamon tea.

Cinnamon tea is especially beneficial when taken after a meal as it may help to support digestion.

Here at Starwest, we offer a variety of cinnamon products. Whether you’re looking for cinnamon sticks, cinnamon powder, or a cinnamon extract, we have you covered with certified organic bulk cinnamon.

Have you tried cinnamon tea before? What's your favorite way to add this beneficial herb to your diet?

Daniel has a master's degree in herbal science from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. He's the founder of The Botanical Institute, where he writes about the health benefits of herbs.