Agua de Canela (Cinnamon Tea)

Cinnamon, one of the healthiest spices there is. One favorite drink at home is Cinnamon Tea or Agua de Canela, the way we call it in Bolivia.

It is really easy to make.


  • 3 (medium to large) cinnamon Sticks.
  • 6 – 7 cups of water
  • sugar to taste

Bring 5-6 cups of water to boil with the cinnamon sticks in it, you will notice the water will change color as the cinnamon starts mixing in to the water. It will become red-ish.

Reduce the water to  medium low and add 1/4 cup of COLD water until the water starts boiling again. Repeat the same procedure  at least 4 more times. The water will become redder, cinnamon like color. You can repeat the same procedure until it becomes darker.  Also, if you keep going the oil of the sticks will start to come off and your drink will have some oil in it.


Add sugar to taste when it is still hot, you can drink it hot or let it cool down and drink it cold.  My kids love it, it is healthy, easy to make and yummy.

You can freeze it and becomes Cinnamon popcycles.

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