Canary Tea

I’ve reposted this article from October 29, 2015 because of an update to the website.

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Cinnamon Tea. Copyright 2015

Celebrate sweater weather with a cinnamon canary tea made with fresh lemon, cinnamon, and honey.


Have you ever had a “canary” tea? My lovely sister-in-law usually refers to warm lemon water as a canary. I prefer sweeter drinks, so my take on the canary incorporates cinnamon and a touch of honey. This warm tea can soothe a cold, and boost your immune system. It’s also a great way to detoxify your body, and reduce inflammation.

What’s your favorite tea flavor? Share your thoughts with me in the Comments section below.

Here’s the Canary Tea recipe

Canary Tea
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Celebrate sweater weather with a cinnamon canary tea made with fresh lemon, cinnamon, and honey.
Recipe type: Drinks, Beverages
Cuisine: Healthy
Yield: 1 serving
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 3 lemon slices
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon* (see note below)
  • 1½ cups hot water
  1. Pour honey into a large tea cup or mug.
  2. Lay the lemon slices on top of the honey.
  3. Sprinkle the cinnamon on the lemon slices.
  4. Pour the hot water into the cup, and stir until the cinnamon is incorporated and the honey is dissolved. Cool for 1 minute, and stir again.
Use ceylon ("true cinnamon"), if possible.

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