Hello my lovelies 🙂
At home or when visiting my family you can notice the different styles and techniques that go into making a good quality home style pot of tea.
Home Made Cinnamon Tea
I love a perfect cup of tea, especially making a large tea pot on the stove to share with guests. I love the smell and taste which isn’t the same taste, or smell you’ll get from q kettle or after making a tea bag style cup of tea.
I’ve grown up drinking a perfect cup of tea with family, friends, or guests by putting a large tea pot on the stove. However as I’ve gotten older I have had to cope with a crazy life schedule so this is why I emphasise in my entries that we all deserve ‘us’ time.
I’ve tried to get into the habit of making a large tea pot to share on occasions with the family. It’s a nice and indescribable feeling of drinking a perfect cup of tea with the ones you love. You don’t have to say much, but knowing that everyone is enjoying a cuppa with you is the best feeling.
From my experiences of Middle Eastern households, it is common to use cinnamon sticks in a large pot of tea to make the perfect cup of tea. The cinnamon sticks/quills are what most often add that extra kick in flavour.
Home Made Pot of Cinnamon Tea
In my family, we like to add a couple of tea bags of black tea using whatever brand that we may be used too. Then, we’d add a couple of cinnamon sticks/quills on top of the black tea, tea bags depending on how strong you or your guests have chosen as their preference in the strength of the tea. Of course the longer you boil the tea pot then you are likely to have a stronger strength of tea, but the less you boil the tea pot the balance of strength for everyone is easier to serve for everyone’s tastes.
See, in our family, we usually like to drink 2 to 3 cups per person. Yes, we love tea. 🙂
I come from a family who love tea and coffee.
I’d put myself into the tea category, as much as I love drinking mochas and enjoy drinking cold iced coffees. My first love would be tea, especially the latest love for freshly brewed teas from Chatime and bubble tea in general makes me love tea more because of its versatility and unique taste, flavour and texture.
So here’s just a brief example of how some of my family members make a perfect cup of tea for their family members, friends and guests.
This is how you make a traditional style of tea, the way I have experienced growing up:
- 5 teabags of black tea
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 5 tablespoons of sugar (raw, or white)
- Add water to a large tea pot
- Add the 4 teabags of blacktea into the tea pot
- Add the 2 cinnamon sticks into the tea pot
- Add the 5 tablespoons of sugar (for a more a sweeter taste, then add more sugar)
- Let the pot of tea boil on medium heat, for 5 to 10 minutes give or take depending on your stove. Once you see contents are beginning to boil, then simply turn off the stove and serve to your guests. 🙂 Or, better yet you can be greedy and have it all to yourself. 🙂
It’s a great way to make a large pot of tea after having a greasy meal. Or, after having a family feast. 🙂
Why not try it out yourself? Let me know what you think?
Have you tried this yourself? If so, I’d love to hear from you and about your experience. 🙂
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