Hey guys and welcome back to yet another post. Today’s post is all about yogi tea. What is yogi tea you may ask? Well, I asked the same question a couple of months ago when I started getting into yoga. It is a wonderful spiced black tea that is great right after a yoga workout or really for any time that you are craving some tea!
This yogi tea is comprised of cardamom pods, allspice, cinnamon sticks, cloves and finally fresh ginger that gives the tea a wonderful spicy flavor that I absolutely love. Ginger is like a magic spice that is actually just a big root. It has anti-inflammatory aspects and it also helps with nausea. If you are fasting, I found that this tea really helps curb the appetite and allows you to go about your fast without feeling horrible. The cinnamon in this tea also helps balance blood sugar levels in the body, which is always helpful post-workout, especially while you are fasting.
I find that yogi tea keeps me from wanting to drink those sugary beverages that are almost always packed with preservatives that wreak havoc on the body. All in all, it is a great tea to drink during the colder months and I love to sip on this while I go on long walks because it is very calming to drink and keeps me warm! Yogi tea is a little bit like chai, so if you like chai you will love this beverage as well!
The base of this tea is made up of any kind of black tea of your choice. I chose to use earl grey for this recipe because that is what I like to use for my tea and what I had on hand, but you can use your favorite black tea and it should work perfectly. Black tea does provide a small amount of caffeine, but you could also use a non-caffeinated tea if this bothers you or if you would like to drink it before bed. I have heard that you can make yogi tea with a green tea base and it is delightful, as well as an herbal tea that would not contain any caffeine.
If you choose to make this yogi tea recipe for yourself make sure to leave a comment to let me know how you liked it! Also, please share this post with your family and friends so everyone may learn about the magic of yogi tea. If you are wanting to learn a little bit about yoga, I love Boho Beautiful’s videos on YouTube. They are traveling yogis and some of their shots are breathtaking and they have several beginner videos. I will link them so you can see what I am talking about!
- Large heavy bottom pot
- Paring knife
- 20 Allspice, whole
- 10 Peppercorn, whole
- 20 Cloves, whole
- 10 Cardamom pods, green
- 3 Cinnamon sticks
- 8 Cups Water
- 3 Black tea bags
- 2 Tbsp. Fresh ginger
- Add water to your pot and throw in all of your spices. Crush the cardamom pods with either your hand or the side of a knife. You can also throw in your ginger at this point. No need to peel the ginger, just cut into small pieces and toss into the pot. Place the pot over high heat and allow everything to come to a rolling boil. Bring the heat down to low and allow the tea to simmer for 20 minutes. After the tea has simmered, add in your tea bags and turn off the heat. Allow the tea to steep for 10-15 minutes depending on how strong you want your tea. Finally, remove the tea bags and strain out the spices and ginger. Strain into a large mason jar or another sealable container. Store in your fridge for up to a week. I like to drink my yogi tea with a bit of honey and a lemon slice. You may also add a bit of milk if you like your tea to be creamy.
Until next time, happy drinking!