I believe that a cup of tea can soothe anxiety, ground you in the present moment, and nourish your skin from the inside out. It’s a total wellness beverage, that cannot be beat. Over the years I’ve tried different brands of tea, some worked out, some did not. I can’t say enough wonderful things about Yogi Tea. First of all, the philosophy behind Yogi Tea is one I personally align with, and second of all and most importantly, they taste delicious. There are health and wellness benefits associated with the different blends too, next time you are in for a treatment, choose from a vast selection depending on your needs/mood. Read more about the Yogi Tea story:
“When Yogi Bhajan, an inspired and inspiring teacher of holistic living, started teaching yoga in the West. He shared with his students the wisdom and knowledge of healthy living and the beneficial properties of herbs that he had mastered in India, all while serving a comforting and aromatic spiced tea they affectionately named “Yogi Tea.”
Included in the recipe were five traditional Ayurvedic spices: cardamom seed, cinnamon bark, clove bud, ginger root and black pepper. When blended and brewed, these delicious and aromatic spices leave you feeling vibrant and alive, while supporting overall well-being. Intrigued by the complex flavor and inherent health benefits of this unique combination of spices, it wasn’t long before several of the yogi’s students were inspired to brew their own “Yogi Tea.”
Make your own at home, for a post-meditation or post-yoga treat.
Yogi Bhajan’s Original Yogi Tea Recipe
- 10 ounces of water (about 1 1/3 cups)
- 3 whole cloves
- 4 whole green cracked cardamom pods
- 4 whole black peppercorns
- 2 slices fresh ginger root
- ½ stick cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon black tea
- ½ cup milk or milk substitute
Using a large pot, bring water to boiling and carefully add spices. Cover and boil 15 to 20 minutes, then add black tea. Let sit for 3-5 minutes, then add the milk and return to a boil. Upon reaching a boil, carefully remove from heat and strain. If desired, add honey for sweetness.
Makes one 8 ounce serving.