Shai Ma Irfeh( Cinnamon Tea)

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 7 mins

This tea is used in the Middle East most often after a woman gives birth, believe it or not. Perhaps it's an old wives tale, but it is believed that this tea helps a woman's body recover more quickly after she has given birth. I wouldnt necessarily discount its healing ability, after all a lot of herbs and spices have been and are used in homeopathic healing remedies. Even so this tea is a tasty tea for all to drink.


  1. Combine water and cinnamon together in a teapot or any kind that is suitable.
  2. Bring to a rolling boil for about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour into tea cups, add sugar to taste and top with walnuts.
  4. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Very nice comforting tea. You can easily adjust it to your own taste, whether you like strong cinnamon flavor or light. I made it with Mexican cinnamon- it is lighter colored and loose, sort of crumbly but very tasty! It has a lighter flavor and is sweeter, doesn't have the bitterness cinnamon can have sometimes. I really liked the tea. I understand cinnamon is also good for mental health as well as a multitude of other things. I did not add walnuts as I didn't have them on hand, but I'll have to try that next time. I love the color the tea turns as it's boiling- like a deep pinkish red. Thanks chef FIFI for a simply made nice tea recipe. I'm sure I'll be using this a lot this winter!

Leah's Kitchen September 24, 2009

This is so basic. I was really surprised at how tasty it is. My whole family enjoyed this very pleasant tea.

Diana A. March 28, 2008

I`ve made other recipes of this and found this one perfect! Not overpowering and it didn`t need any sugar!

Rita~ December 31, 2005