We were gathered at a yoga teacher training when Diane showed up with a delicious, comforting, perfect-for-Fall blend, known as Yogi Tea. One sip and I was already in love. This infusion is made up of ginger, and spices known in Ayurveda to be heating: Cloves, cardamom, pepper and cinnamon. Fall is the perfect time to get cozy and warm under a blanket and sip this yummy tea.
Diane was kind enough to pass on the recipe and I have been making it every week since then. This particular blend is known for leaving you feeling vibrantly healthy and alive, while supporting overall well-being. It can be a little intense and I purposely make it stronger than the recipe calls for, but you will likely feel great during and after consuming a cup.
Last week, I did a 7 day cleanse and this tea really helped with the coffee cravings. I love that you can drink it day or night, because you can make it without caffeine. The recipe below is Yogi Bhajan's original recipe and includes black tea and milk, which I typically leave out.
For each cup:
10 ounces of water (about 1 and 1/3 cups)
3 whole cloves
4 whole green cardamom pods, cracked
4 whole black peppercorns
½ stick cinnamon
¼ teaspoon black tea (Optional)
½ cup milk, almond milk, or other dairy substitute (Optional)
2 slices fresh ginger root
Bring water to a boil and add spices. Cover and boil 15 to 20 minutes, then if desired, add black tea. Let sit for a few minutes, then add the milk and return to a boil. Don’t let it boil over. When it reaches a boil, remove immediately from heat, strain, and sweeten with honey, if desired.
Jenna Sullivan Pritchard