Warming Winter Cats Tea

Need something other than chai to drink this winter? Give this warming, cinnamon filled tea a try and it might be the perfect tea for getting you through the winter.

Need something to warm you up? Try this warm cinnamon herbal tea blend that you can make yourself.
Need something to warm you up? Try this warm cinnamon herbal tea blend that you can make yourself.

 

I originally created this tea for my mother in law who wanted a cinnamon tea. This tea blend did not disappoint. It’s even a favorite of my husbands who is very much like his mother. I named it “Cats Tea” because of the cats claw and catnip in the tea but it’s also ironic because my husband is very allergic to cats. Also, don’t give this tea to your cat…

Whenever I make tea I make it with more than the purpose of enjoying a cup of tea. Each herb is picked for a specific reason. This tea is very different from what I normally make since fruity teas are more my thing.

Cinnamon– anti-bacterial, antifungal, anti-infective, anti-oxidant, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, astringent, stomachic, diaphoretic

Cat’s Claw– anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antioxidant, antiviral, diuretic, hypotensive, immunostimulant

Catnip– anxiolytic, antispasmodic, antitussive, astringent, carminative, diaphoretic,
sedative, stimulant, stomachic

Ginger– anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-viral, circulation-stimulating, detoxifying, diaphoretic, digestive

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The goal of this tea was to create a lovely cinnamon based tea that also promoted health. I usually add rose hips and elderberries to a tea to boost the immune system but cats claw is also a great option. Since it’s a bark and not a fruit it complements the cinnamon way better than my normal immune boosting ingredients would. Also, when using cats claw in this recipe you need to pack the strands in and then break them up when you mix it with the other herbs. This tea will help boost the immune system, help you relax, and will aid in getting through a cold or the flu. If you’re going to drink tea why not prevent yourself from getting sick?

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Yields7 Servings

 2 tbsp Cats Claw , packed
 1 tbsp Catnip
 1 tbsp Ginger Root

1

Combine ingredients.
With the cats claw, you will want to pull the herb apart so that it is not a clump and will mix with the other herbs.

2

Steep 1 tbsp of the tea mixture in 8oz of water for 1-2 minutes. Enjoy.
Store the loose leaf tea in an airtight container.

3

Use whatever cinnamon you like, I just prefer sweet cinnamon.
This recipe can be done with all powdered ingredients.
4 1/2 teaspoons powdered Cinnamon
3 teaspoons powdered Cats Claw (don't pack the powder)
1 1/2 teaspoons powdered Catnip
1 teaspoon powdered Ginger
Steep 1 1/2 teaspoons in 8oz of water.

Ingredients

 2 tbsp Cats Claw , packed
 1 tbsp Catnip
 1 tbsp Ginger Root

Directions

1

Combine ingredients.
With the cats claw, you will want to pull the herb apart so that it is not a clump and will mix with the other herbs.

2

Steep 1 tbsp of the tea mixture in 8oz of water for 1-2 minutes. Enjoy.
Store the loose leaf tea in an airtight container.

3

Use whatever cinnamon you like, I just prefer sweet cinnamon.
This recipe can be done with all powdered ingredients.
4 1/2 teaspoons powdered Cinnamon
3 teaspoons powdered Cats Claw (don't pack the powder)
1 1/2 teaspoons powdered Catnip
1 teaspoon powdered Ginger
Steep 1 1/2 teaspoons in 8oz of water.

Cats Tea

Safety

Be cautious and learn the safety of each herb present in this tea before drinking it. Some herbs can worsen a preexisting issue or interact with some medication. Do not drink this tea if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not give to children and seriously, don’t give this to your cat.

If you enjoy this tea, post a photo on Instagram and tag it with #notyourtypicalremedy!


Sources:

Herbwisom
WebMD

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