A recipe for Sudanese Cinnamon Tea! Black tea leaves are steeped in hot water with cinnamon sticks for a warming and comforting drink.
It seems like we have all been sick with colds and sore throats since Christmas, so a lot of tea has been prepared in this house. I like to vary it a bit so we are not just drinking the same thing over and over. I came across this simple tea recipe from Sudan on Global Table Adventure and it was just what we needed!
To serve 2-3 people, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add black tea leaves and cinnamon sticks and allow to steep for about 5 minutes. If using loose leaf tea, strain the mixture before dividing among tea cups and enjoy while hot paired with sugar cubes for a bit of sweetness.
For a stronger cinnamon taste, add the cinnamon sticks to the water as it warms up. Otherwise, add them to the water along with the tea leaves after removing from heat. Adjust the steeping time a little higher or lower depending on how strong you want the flavor.
I haven’t tried it yet, but I recently came across a recipe from The View from the Great Island to make your own sugar cubes at home in a variety of fun shapes. They would definitely be perfect for adding some style to the tea.
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Sudanese Cinnamon Tea Recipe
Adapted from Global Table Adventure
Sudanese Cinnamon Tea
- 3 cups water
- 1 tablespoon black tea bagged or loose
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- sugar cubes for serving
- In a small saucepan or tea kettle, bring water to a boil. For a stronger cinnamon flavor, add the cinnamon sticks as the water heats up.
- Remove pan from heat and add the tea leaves and cinnamon sticks if not added before. Allow to steep for about 5 minutes.
- If using loose tea leaves, strain the mixture and pour into tea cups. Serve hot with sugar cubes.