Not exactly a teapot post today but one that is tea related so that’s all good, right? I am always drawn into articles or posts about tea and tea companies so it is no surprise that I found the following tea recipe by herbalist and educator Rachelle Robinette to be one to add to my recipe file.
I found this recipe while reading her blog and decided to give it a try. After all- sleep is important and I have not had great sleep for quite awhile. I am willing to give anything a try to see if it will help. The cinnamon factor in this easy to make “tea” is a warming, anti-inflammatory spice that supports digestion and stabilizes blood sugar. That’s a good thing. The idea is to drink a cup of this at nighttime before you go to sleep and it will aid in everything good happening.
It’s a really simple recipe and I found that doubling it made it just the perfect cup to drink at bedtime. I am not sure it has really helped with my sleep at all but it is a nice soothing drink.
1 Cinnamon stick
1 inch piece ginger
1 anise star
1 slice fresh orange
Honey to taste
Put first three ingredients and 8 ounces of water in saucepan and simmer 10 minutes. Pour into a mug and squeeze the orange slice into the mug. Add honey as desired and enjoy.
There you go – a sweet little drink to enjoy at bedtime. To read the post where I found the recipe please click here.
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Sounds delicious. I love chai flavored teas and this is basically chai flavor – to me this sounds more like a tea for stomach issues – ginger is so good for that.
I have a few good night time teas and one of my fave combos is chamomile and lavender with a few other things thrown in.
I’ll have to send you some pictures. And hope that you’ll be able to sleep better soon.
Sounds like a lovely tea at anytime. Must try it. XO
Have you tried Sleepy time tea by Celestrial seasoning? I use that and think it works well for me.
A one inch chunk of ginger in this recipe seems excessive (and costly) to me.
I am not a huge fan Sleepytime but maybe I need to give it another try. I had a ton of ginger I froze from a Misfits Market box so I am trying to find ways to use it but yes-it is kind of a lot!
And I bet it smells wonderful. I hope your sleep improves soon.
It looks and sounds so good. Hope you start sleeping better. I know what that is like.
I’ve been searching for the perfect cinnamon tea – this looks good!