I’ve been looking for a tea concoction that I could cozy up to during the long winter months here in rural North Dakota. I’ve fallen in love with Apple Cider Vinegar over the summer and I drink it on a daily basis (thanks to the Good Girl Moonshine Recipe posted by Trim Healthy Mama!). The apple cinder vinegar reminds me alone of hot cider, so I wanted to add it into a tea blend with Cinnamon. My friend Shellee recently introduced to her new business, Steeped Tea. This is where I found the perfect pairing for my love affair with Apple Cider Vinegar with their Pu-erh Tea Cinnamon Hearts. This is a winter/fall, cozy, apple, spiced love in a mug! What is even better is that there are great benefits to drinking both Pu-erh Tea and apple cider vinegar. Just smelling the Cinnamon Hearts tea got my toes all tingly! It has a very fragrant aroma of cinnamon and spice. YUM!
“Pu-erh that is processed and allowed to ferment is a black tea that also contains catechins. Catechins in pu-erh tea lock onto the oxidating elements in the blood and destroy the oxidative process thereby preventing cancer”
“Pu-erh tea can be used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disorders because it reduces blood lipids.”
“In a study conducted by the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, pu-erh tea had a greater ability to regulate and reduce body weight than any other tea studied.The study concluded that the compounds found in the pu-erh tea that had an anti-obesity effect were catechins, caffeine, and theanine. Pu-erh tea was also shown to reduce the fat content in the liver in the study.”
“Apple cider vinegar contains beta-carotene, which according to the Mayo Clinic possesses antioxidant properties that counteract damage caused by free radicals and that boost your immune system.”
Here is the warm, cozy, healing tea recipe:
- Steep 1 tsp Cinnamon Hearts Tea in mug with boiling water for 2-3 minutes.
- Add 1 TBS (15 ml) of Apple Cider Vinegar
- Add 1 tsp of Truvia (or your preferred sweetener)
- Cozy up to your mug and enjoy the cinnamon, spiced, apple aroma while your body drinks up the healing benefits! I re-steeped my original tea for a second cup.
Trim Healthy Mamas: This would be fuel pull and can be sip on throughout the day.
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