Canela Tea



Serves 18 (makes 14 cups)
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 31
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Protein 0.1 g
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 8.4 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Sodium 0.5 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


4 Mexican cinnamon sticks* (each 5 in. long), plus 18 fresh cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/4 cups tequila, optional


1. Heat 3 1/2 qts. water and 4 Mexican cinnamon sticks in a large pot until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon.

2. Stir in honey and almond extract. Ladle into mugs. If you like, add about 2 tbsp. tequila and a fresh cinnamon stick to each.

*Also called canela; a softer, looser-barked variety of the spice. Buy at Latino markets, or use 7 (3-in.) regular cinnamon sticks.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 3/4-cup serving without tequila.