I have fond memories of making my first batch of Yogi tea in 2003 with my dear friend and Kundalini Yoga Classmate Matthew Silverman. As we added the spices to the water the house was filled with this unforgettable, intoxicating, delicious aroma.
Nowadays you can purchase prepackaged Yogi Tea from any natural food store. But if you are ever inspired to follow this recipe your house and belly will be blessed with this warm and nourishing brew.
Happy Tea Drinking!!
Yogi Tea - The Original Recipe from Yogi Bhajan
Everybody's favorite! Good for the blood, colon, nervous system, and bones. Good for colds, flu, and physical weakness.
This recipe makes 1 cup
10 ounces water
2 slices fresh ginger root (internally heating)
4 green cardamon pods,
4 black peppercorns
I/2 stick cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon black tea (a teabag)
I /2 cup milk or equivalent
Honey, to taste (optional)
Bring the water to a boil and add the spices. Cover and continue boiling for 10-15minutes. Remove from heat, add black tea, and let steep for 1-2 minutes. Add honey and milk, bring to a boil, and remove from heat. Strain and serve.