In our previous blog about cough remedy, we suggested the Honey Ginger Tea. It is a superb cough remedy, but for something a bit more heavy hitting in the cold amelioration department, we have selected another great tea, the Orange-Cinnamon Tea.
Benefits of Orange and Cinnamon
Orange is packed with vitamin C to help fight colds, while cinnamon provides antioxidants and anti-inflammatory that can aid in pushing back cold symptoms and infections.
How to Make Orange Cinnamon TeaHere’s how to make yourself a great cup of this fantastic tea! You will need fresh orange, and either cinnamon sticks or powder.
- Cut 3-5 thin slices of orange. There’s no need to peel your orange, both the pulp and peel will go in the tea.
- Bring a small pot with water to a mild boil; add the orange slices and either two sticks of cinnamon or one table spoon of powder.
- Stir the ingredients intermittently while the mixture boils for 8 minutes.
- When 8 minutes are up, let the mixture steep for 1-2 minutes.
- Carefully pour or ladle the mixture into a mug. You can use a strainer to remove any excess ingredients if you prefer, and enjoy!
This is another terrific drink for the cold seasons but certainly one that is great all year round, too! The vitamin C that the orange provides can also help to strengthen and bolster the immune system, so this too also is a great one to enjoy when you feel like you are first feeling the sniffles.
Cold Brew Orange Tea RecipeFor a cooler version of this tea, you can try this Cold Brew Orange Tea. Super simple to make and perfect for the summer!
Check out our other blogs on Tea FAQs:
Leonard, Jayne. “12 Natural Cough Remedies.” Medical News Today, MediLexicon International, www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322394.php.
“Tea for Colds: Types of Tea, Benefits, and Efficacy.” Healthline, Healthline Media, www.healthline.com/health/cold-flu/tea-for-colds.