Specifically, ginger adds an intense spicy flavor; I don’t know about you, but I personally like my food spicy, not my tea! Now you do have the option of using less ginger, but I found a way to mellow down the spiciness. I simply added some fresh squeezed lemon juice and the tea was perfection, in my humble opinion.
One of the things that I really like about this tea is that the cinnamon stick adds a natural sweetness to it and you don’t need to add honey like a lot of recipes suggest. What I also found is that you can make Iced Tea with this recipe and it’s actually really really good, too!!