Cinnamon Orange Tea

This cozy, comforting Cinnamon Orange Tea for one is ready to go in under 10 minutes! Made with black tea, a mandarin orange, honey, cinnamon, and cinnamon sticks (because we’re serious about our cinnamon, it’s a quick way to warm up. It pairs well with books, cozy blankets, and chilly nights or crisp mornings. But if you’d like to share with someone, it’s an easy batch to double or triple! {GF + DF}


  • 10 ounces hot water
  • 1 black tea bag
  • 1 mandarin orange, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 100% pure honey, to taste
  • Cinnamon sticks, optional


  1. Pour water into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove saucepan from heat and then add the tea bag, mandarin orange, cinnamon, honey, and cinnamon sticks. Steep, covered, for about 10 minutes.
  2. Next remove the tea bag and pour the tea through a mesh strainer into a mug.
  3. Discard the orange and cinnamon sticks or keep them in the tea for additional flavor, if desired.


  • If making more than one batch at a time, refrigerate any leftover tea in a glass jar for about 1-2 days.
  • If the tea is too bitter for your liking, then add 1/8 teaspoon baking soda to the tea.