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The cinnamon sticks are hollow, right? You could drink your tea through them and avoid waiting all that time for steeping. By the way, over the years I have found that six minutes is my optimum steeping time. I used to think anything more than three would make the tea too strong, but au contraire! (That's french for "It won't make the tea too strong.)
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six minutes is a long time and many of us can't wait that long, anything we can do to speed up the steeping?
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For me it depends on the tea. Some tea steeps faster or becomes stronger quicker My favorite is almond sunset made by celestial seasoning.
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six minutes is a long time and many of us can't wait that long, anything we can do to speed up the steeping?
Yes, clip the string off the bag and throw it away. Then put the bag between your cheek and gum. Instant tea flavor and no steeping. You can stick a packet or two of sugar/Splenda in the other cheek if necessary.
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The cinnamon tea is real easy. I use an old 2 qt pot and put in 2 sticks and fill with water and let it simmer for a couple of hours till it turns a really dark red. You can add more water if too much evaporates. It is extremely healthy and good for anemia (like me). I use honey to sweeten it. Use an older pot that you don't mind getting stained cause after a while it will be brown. I learned this from Mexican people when I was very young.
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It only takes two sticks. Wow well I'll have to try it.
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Ok you could turn up the stove and cook it faster. My usual morning routine is take the kids to school, come back home and start the tea on low. I'm still drinking coffee in the morning and the tea will be ready by noon. Then I just turn it off and put a lid on it and each time I want another cup of tea, I just reheat. The pot will stay on the stove all day.

A big bonus for the ladies~maybe the guys too

It will eliminate all cravings for chocolate.
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I don't eat chocolate but that's good to know.
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1. You leave the tea on all morning and it is ready by noon? That's the steepest steeping I have ever heard of.
2. If tea gets rid of chocolate cravings, you'd better let the Scots know. When I lived there they always, and I mean always, offered chocolate biscuits with their tea.
3. HN7, you don't eat chocolate? Allergic? Attacked by a kid in an M&M suit when you were young?
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