If you’ve never made homemade tea before this recipe will have you addicted! This cranberry anise cinnamon tea is not only easy to make, but it has a wonderful flavor and many, many health benefits. While making this tea, your home will also be filled with a sensational smell due to the cinnamon and anise, and the ruby red color will have your friends and family ask, “What is that you’re drinking?”

Cranberries have been well known for helping to protect against urinary tract infections, but they also contain other health benefits you may not have known. The cranberry has also been found to help lower cholesterol according to research published in the journal Life Sciences.

Research published in The Journal of the American Dental Association also found that drinking cranberry juice can help prevent gingivitis and other periodontal diseases. However, because most store-bought juices are loaded with sugar, you need to drink the pure stuff. That’s what makes this cranberry anise cinnamon tea so perfect! It’s low in sugar!

By drinking this cranberry anise cinnamon tea, you can also help prevent yourself from getting cancer. Research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that the antioxidants in cranberry helps stop oral, prostate, and colon cancer cells from growing. Another study published in the journal Cancer Letters found that the phytochemicals present in cranberries can also not only stop breast cancer cells from growing, but it also causes programmed cancer cell death, also known as apoptosis. Isn’t it amazing that this cranberry anise cinnamon tea has all this power?

The cranberries aren’t the only great thing in this tea. Anise has been found to have powerful antimicrobial properties. According to a study published in Phytotherapy Research, anise has been found to be effective against bacteria, yeast and fungal strains.



The cinnamon in the tea can help you control your blood sugar levels. A study published in the journal Pharmacotherapy showed that cinnamon successfully lowers blood sugar levels in those with type 2 diabetes. Cinnamon has also been found in a study published in the journal Diabetes Care to also lower cholesterol levels.

So what are you waiting for? Make this cranberry anise cinnamon tea today and improve your health!

Cranberry Anise Cinnamon Tea
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A delicious, health boosting tea with a ruby red color from the cranberries and a wonderful aroma from the cinnamon and anise.
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8 cups
Cook Time
90 minutes
Servings
8 cups
Cook Time
90 minutes
Cranberry Anise Cinnamon Tea
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A delicious, health boosting tea with a ruby red color from the cranberries and a wonderful aroma from the cinnamon and anise.
Servings
8 cups
Cook Time
90 minutes
Servings
8 cups
Cook Time
90 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cups
Instructions
  1. In a pot, combine the cranberries and the water and bring to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, reduce heat and bring to a simmer for about 30 minutes.
  3. Add the honey, cinnamon, and anise.
  4. Turn off the heat and let sit for 1 hour.
  5. Using a strainer, separate the liquid from the cranberries, anise, and cinnamon.
  6. You can drink this tea immediately or store it in your refrigerator for a few days.
  7. Add more honey as needed. Can be served hot or cold.
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Angelique Johnson
Owner at Nutrition by Angelique
Angelique Johnson, BS, NDTR is a Miami-based nutritionist who is excited to help others live healthier lives through good nutrition. She loves fitness, writing, blogging, cooking, and eating delicious foods.

A self-proclaimed chocolate-fanatic, she prides herself in being able to show others that there are no "bad foods," only "bad habits."

She received her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and is currently a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics candidate. Her plans include starting her PhD in the summer of 2016. She currently lives in Miami with her husband and French bulldog, Mingus.


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