Everyday Laurali Star

Life As a Solitary Green Witch!

Laurali
Hi, I'm Laurali! I live in a tiny, seaside fishing village in Florida where I nurture my plants, go hiking in the woodland, and wear flowers in my hair.

Hot Drinks for Sweater Weather + Organic Tea List

Woman With Red Painted Nails Holding a Woodland Themed Coffee Cup For Relaxing Tea
The fall season is here and with that comes hot drinks and comfort foods by design.  Hot cinnamon and nutmeg green tea are not only really easy to make, but it reminds you of pumpkins, spice, and everything nice!

It's a typical part of my daily routine to have green tea every morning.  99.9% of the time I have it plain with maybe a couple of ice cubes to cool it down a little.  This morning I decided I would try something different.

Since there's just a hint of fall in the air and my house smells like hot cinnamon, that got me thinking.  What would happen if I added a little something-something to my green tea?  I was very happy with the results!

Adding cinnamon and nutmeg to my hot green tea, along with a secret ingredient which I'll tell you about in a minute, made me feel all warm and cozy as I sat on the porch to watch the sunrise.  It made me want to curl up with a good book by the fireplace.

Another thing I liked about it, was that it works well for those who hate the natural flavor of green tea.  I personally love it, but I'm also the girl who likes her coffee black.
Celebrate the Seasons of Life With Tea

Nutrition Facts for Hot Cinnamon and Nutmeg Tea

Let's talk nutrition for a moment.  Most people know that adding cinnamon and nutmeg to a drink will give it a bit of a spicy flavor.  What they don't know is that it's good for them too.

Be sure to keep reading to reach your nutritional quotient.  I'm always surprised by the little things we can add to a recipe to boost nutritional value, as well as flavor.

Green Tea - is known for its weight loss benefits.  It also has 70% less caffeine than one cup of coffee, so if that's a factor, green tea to the rescue!

Cinnamon - While cinnamon has many healing food properties, one that really sticks out to me is that it can be used to treat the common cold and to treat infections.  It's also been known to treat muscle spasms.  Other values include lowering blood pressure with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.  The cinnamon powder gets an A+ from me in the nutritional department and that's without listing every little amazing thing it does!

Nutmeg - Nutmeg is a pain reliever, like Tylenol and aspirin.  Like it's friend cinnamon, it can be used to boost the entire immune system.  It works to treat tummy troubles like indigestion and it even helps insomnia.  Now, imagine combining the power of cinnamon and nutmeg together.  That's a powerful thought!

Almond Milk - is processed, though it is quite easy and possible to make your own, by soaking them overnight. Almond milk is fortified with rich vitamins and minerals, including lots of protein.

Almond milk is dairy and lactose-free, gluten-free, cholesterol free, soy free, plus vitamin A, vitamin D, Vitamin E, and calcium, again, for strong bones and teeth!

I personally used to hate it, not really hate it, but I didn't have a personal use for it. Almond milk makes a great base for converting to an all plant-based diet, eating healthy, and for cold cereals, vegan bowls, and smoothies. Love me some almond milk!

P.S.

In case you haven't figured it out, almond milk is the secret ingredient.  It gives the green tea a sweet flavor, while the cinnamon and nutmeg work together to give it some spice.

Hot Cinnamon and Green Tea Recipe For Sweater Weather

Hot cinnamon and nutmeg green tea create the perfect swirl of yummy goodness! It acts as a cure-all for when you have a cold or infection and soothes tummy troubles with ease and grace.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Green Tea
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Splash Almond Milk
  • (Optional) if allergic to nuts Rice Milk
Instructions:

Brew your tea by stovetop or in a coffee maker. I have a one cup tea/coffee maker that makes a thermos. 

After brewing add a splash of almond milk to act as a creamer.

Then swirl in a tablespoon of ground cinnamon. Do a taste test, to see if less is more.

Last but not least, swirl in a tablespoon full of nutmeg and blend well.

(Optional) If too hot, add an ice cube or two for cooling effect. 

Drink, curl up and read a good book, and enjoy! Best when used on cold days or when sick with a cold, infection, or stomach indigestion.

Details:
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1

Organic Tea List: All-Natural Ingredients

  • Green Tea - This is for energy and weight loss.  It does contain caffeine but 70% less than that of a cup of coffee.  I personally start every day with a cup of green tea.
  • Detox Tea - Try to aim for one that can be used every day.  Most of them can be but it will usually say on the box.  Detox tea will help you with healthy skin and liver function.  It cleanses you of toxins and excess waste.
  • Chamomile - For those nights when you just can't sleep.  Aids with anxiety, stress, and create calm in your life.  The perfect de-stress tea.
  • Lavender Tea - Helps to relax muscle pain and spasms.  It helps to calm and relax you and your body, as a whole.  It also aids with digestion.
  • Smooth Move - A gentle laxative tea that can be used daily.  Helps with constipation and the cleansing of the colon.  It's also naturally caffeine free.
  • Gypsy Cold Care - For when you're sick or just need a little bit of warmth and comfort.  This is the angel wings of tea.
  • Matcha Tea - A powerhouse of antioxidants and can be used daily.  Aids in digestion and cleansing the body.  Pretty much good for everything.  An all-purpose tea, if you will.
  • Chai Tea - Awe, the tea of Chai Lattes and cinnamon sticks.  this is my favorite fall and winter tea.  Brings warmth, comfort, and love.  Invokes nostalgia and happy memories.
  • Ginger Aid - This is the tea to help you with digestion and assist you with all your tummy troubles.  I definitely think you should add this tea to your cupboard as a natural alternative medicine.
  • Breathe Easy - Does just what it says!  It's for lung health and it helps you breathe.  Great for colds, asthma, and other lung-related ailments.
  • Nettle Leaf - Helps with joint pain and aids in clear-thinking and clarity when you need to make a difficult decision.  Is a bit on the prickly side as far as taste goes, but delicious and eye-opening just the same.
This is just a short list of the teas I use.  I am constantly adding new ones, as I curate a collection.  I highly recommend you start with these wonderful tea staples for holistic health!


Please Note:  Whenever possible get tea with peppermint or mint flavored.  For example, my green tea is always mint flavored.  Here's why:  It helps with clarity and freshness.  If there's something that you are having trouble deciding, mint or peppermint can help you make a clear-cut decision.

Print Friendly and PDF

Contact Form

Moon Magic and Seasonal Shifts

You might enjoy my Newsletter Subscription filled with moon magic, seasonal shifts, and witchy holiday celebrations! Meanwhile, signup for my newsletter to get free moon readings now.