Canela Tea

Canela Tea

Sunset NOVEMBER 2010

  • Yield: Serves 18 (makes 14 cups)
  • Total:30 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 31
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.4g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Sodium: 0.5mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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