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A few years ago, when I was a new mom, I’d stop to drop off my 5-month old son at my aunt’s house before heading to work. My maternity leave was over and my cousin offered to take care of my son during the time I was at work.
My heart was broken and I feared I’d miss out on any cute and not-so-cute moments a chubby baby would bring about during the weekdays. I felt I wasted my day typing and pushing papers at work. Nothing could be better than spending time with my new baby.
During the early mornings arrivals at my aunt’s house, she never failed to greet me with a warm hug, a breakfast spread only a Mexican aunt would present and a steaming pot of canelita tea.
The smell was the best and very comforting to me. My aunt made me feel so much at ease with words of encouragement for many years. It was our time together and very therapeutic as I ate my breakfast and enjoyed my cup of canelita tea.
Now, my son is a third grader, I am my own boss and still find comfort in drinking a cup of canelita tea when I visit my aunt on special occasions. Because I don’t have those moments with her on a regular basis anymore, I was so happy to discover that TADIN has their own Canelita Cinnamon Tea Blend flavor variety for me to enjoy at home.
I love it when I make canelita tea and the warm cinnamon smell permeates my home. It is like a warm hug. Not to mention an aroma pleasant to your senses. That’s why it is included in many of my favorite cooking and baking dishes. It’s the spice of life wouldn’t you agree?
I decided to make my very own tea latte with TADIN’S Canelita Cinnamon Tea Blend. There are many ways of making tea lattes and this one is my favorite. I like to use plant based milk, such as almond milk, to get a stronger spiced taste. You can always use 2% milk if preferred.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup water
- 2 Tadin Canelita Cinnamon Tea Blend tea bags
- 3 star anise, plus more for garnish if desired
- 8 black peppercorns
- 1 ½ teaspoon raw agave
- Combine almond milk and water in a small saucepan and simmer over low heat; do not boil.
- Cut open Tadin Canelita Tea Blend tea bags and sprinkle loose tea blend into the pan. Add 3 star anise and peppercorns. Wisk and continue to simmer over low heat for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let steep for 5 minutes, stir in raw agave.
- Strain tea into serving cups, garnish with remaining star anise, sip and enjoy.