Cinnamon Infused Ginger Lemon Iced Tea

cinnamon ginger tea
Leyla Shamayeva, MS, RD

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 1
Fat 0g
Carbs 0g
Protein 0g
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Total Time 725 min
Prep 5 min, Cook 720 min
Servings 8 (1 cup each)

This cinnamon infused ginger lemon iced tea recipe uses cinnamon bark and lemon slices to naturally lighten up spicy ginger tea. Being a herbal tea, this drink is completely caffeine-free.

You may have heard that cinnamon and ginger can help cure a cold, but there's no evidence behind the claim. What are the benefits of this tea then? You can enjoy stress-busting aromas, antioxidants, and bursts of natural flavors. Unlike traditional iced teas, there's no added sugar here, but there's a hint of sweetness from the cinnamon bark. Overall, this makes a nice alternative to water when you're looking for low-calorie drinks to enjoy throughout your day.

Ingredients

  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 slices ginger, about 1/4-inch thick each
  • 1/4 lemon, sliced
  • 64 ounces hot water

Preparation

  1. Place all ingredients in a large pitcher and let steep and cool overnight.
  2. Place in the refrigerator to chill. Add ice cubes and a fresh lemon slice to each glass before serving the liquid. You can keep the cinnamon sticks in the pitcher for a second batch and discard the ginger and lemon slices.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

The ingredients are completely customizable to your taste preferences.

Add one cinnamon stick for a less cinnamony, less sweet taste profile. More ginger or less lemon will add a spicier kick. More lemon will add a hint of sour.

You can use orange slices instead of lemon slices for a different citrus profile and vitamin C.

Cooking and Serving Tips

If you're hosting a party, add ice cubes to the pitcher and pour refreshingly cold glasses for your guests.

You can enjoy this drink with or in between meals, but note that it may not be the best for everyone. If you're avoiding ginger because of interference with medications you're taking, this tea isn't for you. Those with acid reflux should also limit their intake of this drink. Finally, if you're sensitive to ginger (it can trigger an upset stomach or loose stools in some), enjoy this tea in moderation.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 (1 cup each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 0g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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