Cinnamon Hibiscus Tea (Agua de Jamaica!)

Updated: Feb 5


Ready for a fresh and healthy take on traditional tea? This Hibiscus Cinnamon Tea will leave you feeling warm, indulgent, and ready to tackle your day. Made with fresh hibiscus flowers, and organic cinnamon sticks, your tastebuds and body are in for a treat!


Hibiscus is a tropical flower known for its ornate array of colored flowers- but we are most familiar with the bright ruby red ones!


Hibiscus has a tart, cranberry-like flavor and is loaded with health benefits. It has polyphenols and the antioxidant Anthocyanin- which gives it that gorgeous red color! It also contains vitamin A, vitamin C, and Zinc. Not only is this flower wonderful for our skin, but it also helps to aid the immune system.



Cinnamon has been a highly prized spice for ages. It is a warming spice that increases circulation. It helps lower blood pressure, and even invigorates your metabolism!


The cinnamon naturally give a sweet taste- yet without any added sugar to the tea! This tea makes for an excellent curb to an overactive sweet tooth. Swap in this metabolism boosting tea and feel great!





Recipe


Ingredients:

1 organic cinnamon stick

1 tablespoon dried hibiscus flowers (or1/2 cup fresh)

5 cups water


Directions:

1.) Boil 5 cups of water with 1 organic cinnamon stick for 15-20 minutes, uncovered (the longer it goes, the darker the tea will get, and the more flavor it will have). The water will reduce down. (Do not add the hibiscus flowers yet!)

2.) Take the cinnamon tea off heat, and add in 1 tablespoon of dried Hibiscus flowers, or 1/2 cup of fresh Hibiscus flowers).

3.) Cover with a lid and steep for 5-10 minutes. (You can even steep this overnight in a mason jar for a really concentrated flavor.)

4.) Strain this gorgeous bright red tea and enjoy!


PRO TIP: You can dry cinnamon sticks and reuse them! Just rinse it under hot water and allow it to dry. The next time you use it, run it over a grater or microplane a few times to release the aromatics. You can do this 4 to 5 times with the same stick. This healing tea can be served hot or cold. Store any remaining tea in a mason jar in the fridge and drink the rest the next day!


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