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

5 5

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!

5 5

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

5 5

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