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Subtly sweet and delicately flavored, fresh cranberry tea is a powerful recipe to have in your arsenal. Fresh cranberries have a host of health benefits, and when combined with cinnamon and lemon, you have a cozy beverage that heals from the inside out!
Friends, I’m going to level with you. After writing 2 whole posts like a good blogger is supposed to: 1,000+ words, hours of SEO research, and then writing it all like a robot? Well, I’m done. Google may hate me, I may never rank for anything, but if that’s the price of writing like the way I want then it’s a price I’m happy to pay.
What can I say, I’m a rebel at heart. This is my rebellion.
For those who don’t understand why food bloggers write posts that read like a personal family history, it’s because that’s what you “have to do” to get your content – the gorgeous, time-consuming, creative content – in front of more people in the world. In addition to the recipe testing and photos and cleaning and editing and writing and social media sharing and email lists and sponsor requirements, they (we?) are also required to jump through every hoop on the internet just to share a free recipe with the world. Just a little inside scoop for anyone who wonders why food blogs feel harder to navigate these days, or why you have to search for the “jump to recipe” button on every post.
Phew, that feels good to get out there! It also feels good to announce that I will not be jumping through Google’s hoops, but rather relying on good fortune and word of mouth (and a little bit on social media) to get these recipes out there.
Let’s jump in!
Quick history (I know, I know): as y’all know, 5 years ago my partnership with Beautycounter sparked my enjoyment of skincare. I’m always interested in more natural ways of aging gracefully, and a pretty happy guinea pig. You can imagine, then, my deep and abiding love for The Natural Face Bible TikTok and Instagram accounts! No needles, no scary chemicals, just some cool and interesting ways to minimize lines and wrinkles and age well.
Because really, I’m not interested in looking like I’m 25 forever. Lines and wrinkles will happen and I’m not aiming to erase them, just looking to minimize.
You may be wondering why the heck I keep rambling on instead of sharing the tea recipe. Hang tight! I just wanted to take a moment to share how I got here and then drop these bombshells for your consideration before jumping into how to make this.
Cranberries are legit pretty amazing for your skin because they are:
- Packed with antioxidants;
- Great for promoting collagen production;
Turning all that goodness into a tea only makes sense for someone looking for great skin and fantastic all-around health, amen?
Let’s get to brewing!
FRESH CRANBERRY TEA FOR HEALTHY SKIN
Note: I got the idea for this recipe from The Natural Face Bible accounts, and I’ve just put my own measurements and take on in. I cannot recommend her content enough!
- 1 cup fresh cranberries (MUST BE FRESH)
- ¼ of a fresh lemon
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 teaspoon honey
- About 12-16 ounces filtered water
- Roughly chop the fresh cranberries. You can also pop them in between your fingers too – pretty satisfying!
- Add them to a large heat-safe mug.
- Squeeze the lemon and add it to the cranberries along with the cinnamon stick and honey.
- Heat the water to just before boiling and pour it over the cranberry mixture.
- Cover and allow to steep for about 10 minutes.
- At this stage you can drink it as-is, but I like to strain it into a separate mug to enjoy!
A couple quick notes on the process:
- If you have a tea pot you love, feel free to add everything in there in lieu of a big mug.
- To strain it I use a wire coffee filter to make sure I get the cranberry seeds out. Use what you have, but those are really inexpensive and can be found at pretty much any store in the coffee aisle.
Friends, if you’re here I hope you know I’m thankful for you and will be writing a LOT more in the coming months – let’s chat soon!