October is here!
For me, that means a break from the super hot temperatures, which I don’t mind, and relief from the high humidity, which I dislike. It is frustrating when you’ve showered and are ready for the day, and then step outside and immediately feel like you are in a sauna — so much for that lovely morning shower.
But with fall, all that is in the rearview mirror. I look forward to the cooler temperatures, beautiful fall leaves, and the spectacular color changes they bring to our landscapes. I also look forward to cinnamon teas.
Why cinnamon teas?
I don’t know, they just scream fall to me. Maybe it has something to do with childhood memories of apple picking at the local orchards and the lovely oven-hot cinnamon donuts they always had.
The variety of bases for my cinnamon teas offers something for everyone, from caffeinated to low-caffeine to no-caffeine. They all have the great taste you want, regardless of your choice.
Besides cinnamon’s great taste, who is aware of how good cinnamon is for you? Cinnamon has so many health benefits. Here are a few that might interest you.
- heart health
- improve diabetes symptoms
- promote weight loss
- powerful antioxidant
- reduce inflammation
- slow cancer growth
- improve brain function
- may lower high blood pressure
- may help circulation
- ease period or PMS symptoms
- natural anti-depressant
- improve cold symptoms
- soothe stomach issues
- ward off bacteria
- fight fungus
- skin health
- increase hair growth
Cinnamon is a powerhouse of goodness and has been used for thousands of years for flavor and medicinal and ceremonial purposes.
I also found it interesting that it was used for embalming in Egypt, as a treatment for digestive ailments, and as a fragrance during funeral ceremonies in ancient Rome.
Before owning the tea shop, I always loved the taste and smell of cinnamon without realizing all its benefits.
An easy way to boost your cinnamon consumption is, of course, by drinking any of my cinnamon teas.
If I’m having a rough or stressful day, I brew a cup of Green Cinnamon Twist. This tea instantly makes me feel better.
I have good friends who love Cinnamon Spice Black Tea.
I find that drinking cinnamon tea after dinner curbs my sweet tooth. It helps me resist desserts while allowing me to enjoy something sweet.
As a side note, my cinnamon teas are naturally sweet with no added sugars, which is a question I regularly get since they taste so sweet.
Also, don’t forget Apple Cinnamon Herbal, Apple Cinnamon French Toast, and Blueberry Cinnamon Cobbler Rooibos. These have a great cinnamon taste, but blend them with other flavors if you prefer a tea that is not just cinnamon.
So, go ahead and enjoy cinnamon tea, and know you are doing something amazing for yourself.
PS. As with any spice or herb, more is not always better. If you are pregnant or have medical issues, it is always best to consult your doctor before using.
Disclaimer: This newsletter is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. It is not to replace the advice of a qualified healthcare or medical professional.