Yogi Tea

You can adjust these measurements to suit your taste but here is the original recipe from Yogi Bhajan:

Ingredients – For each cup

Insight Tea 210 oz of water (about 1 1/3 cups)

3 whole cloves

4 whole green cardamom pods, cracked

4 whole black peppercorns

1/2 stick cinnamon

1/4 tsp black tea

1/3 C Milk (can use your favourite Nut Milk)

2 slices fresh ginger root

 

The ingredients of Yogi Tea are said to have the following properties:

Black Pepper – Blood Purifier

Cardamom pods – digestive aid

Cloves – beneficial to the nervous system

Cinnamon – strengthens the bones

Ginger root – healing for colds and flu, increases energy

The milk in the tea helps in the easy assimilation of spices.  A homeopathic dose of black tea acts as an alloy for all the ingredients, creating just the right chemical balance.  While it is not a part of the original recipe, the use of soy, rice or almond milk can be used.

Instructions Bring water to a boil and add spices.  Cover and boil 15-20 min, then add black tea.  Let sit for a few minutes, then add the milk and return just to the boil and remove from heat, strain and sweeten with honey if desired. Enjoy!

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