Reminiscing about being in Copenhagen this time last year and blowing a warm cup of spiced apple juice at the Christmas market. So I tried making something similar, and it turned out to be a completely different drink that is equally festive! This Spiced Guava Blackcurrant Tea contains half a medium-sized guava, 2 tbsp frozen black currants, a very small handful of lime peels, 2 full star anises, 2 cloves and half a teaspoon of @organicule’s Ceylonese Cinnamon powder (known as ‘true’ cinnamon), in 3 cups of water and left to simmer on low heat for 40 minutes. Tangy and comforting on a rainy day.
It’s not easy to find Ceylonese cinnamon, which is more delicate-tasting and higher in quality than the more common Cassia variety used worldwide. If you use cinnamon often in your kitchen, Ceylonese cinnamon is a healthier choice as it contains lower levels of Coumarin, a natural compound that can do harm to the liver and kidneys in high amounts