Sweet and spicy, my dear friend Christie told me about this wintry concoction. And considering how she always treats me to cardamom infusions and fresh mint tea whenever I visit, I was certain this would be just as delicious. So easy and a perfect way to use up the water balloon soft hachiyas sitting in your fruit bowl. Enjoy!
1 super soft hachiya persimmon (almost like a water balloon)
4 cinnamon sticks (or more, if you like a stronger cinnamon flavor)
Mix a 1/2 cup of persimmon pulp with 2 cups of simmering hot water (just adjust if making more tea) plus the cinnamon sticks. Stir to dissolve the persimmon pulp and let the mixture steep for about 5 minutes. Strain and enjoy!