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Cinnamon Red Hots Tea Recipe
If you like Cinnamon Red Hots candy, or atomic fireballs, then you'll LOVE this super healthy tea! It gets me all warmed up for winter- I drink it by the thermos-full. And it's got an impressive resume of benefits that you can read more about on my blog. NOTE: Cayenne comes in different potencies, and loses its heat with age. If you're sensitive to heat, start with the smaller amounts listed here and work your way up.
Recipe type: Drinks
  • By the cup:
  • one green tea bag- I like the Kirklands green tea with matcha powder (here)
  • 1 small cinnamon stick (3-4 inches)
  • 1/16th teaspoon cayenne pepper - or two of the small stevia extract spoon fulls
  • 1 teaspoon sweet blend or 1-2 packets of Truvia or sweetener of choiceBy the Thermos (Quart)
  • 1 quart (4 cups) boiling water
  • 1 to 2 large cinnamon sticks (or 3-4 small)
  • 3 green tea bags
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne, or to taste or heat tolerance
  • 1 tablespoon sweet blend, or 3-5 packets of Truvia or your sweetener of choice to taste
  • cream, optional
  1. Bring water to a boil, adding cinnamon sticks to water.
  2. When water comes to a boil, pour off into cup or thermos.
  3. Add cinnamon stick, tea bag(s), cayenne, and sweetener.
  4. Allow to steep 5-10 minutes or overnight for strongest flavor.
  5. Taste and adjust heat and sweet.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
  7. If you overshoot the heat, add a splash of heavy cream- the fat helps blunt the heat of cayenne.
  8. If you let the tea sit between cups, shake to blend the cayenne, or your last cup will be the spiciest!
Adjust cayenne to your heat tolerance. If the cayenne in your spice cabinet has been there a while, you may get away with using a good bit more. However, if you replace it, be aware that fresh cayenne has a substantial *kick* to it.
Recipe by Gwen's Nest at https://gwens-nest.com/cinnamon-red-hots-tea-recipe/