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Yogi Tea health living tips

Yogi Tea

Yogi tea is supposed to strengthen the nervous system, energize the body, clear the mind.

There are many “yogi tea” recipes and all can be adapted to taste.
Below, you’ll find two recipes.
Feel free to use any kind of milk (soy milk, almond milk, whole milk) and be creative.
Yogi tea is supposed to strengthen the nervous system, energize the body, clear the mind.
If this is not already enough, it also works as a remedy and preventive measure for colds, allergies, and other illnesses.
Yogi Tea is best made two quarts at a time. It can be stored in the refrigerator or even frozen.

Yogi Tea Sarv Varta

  • To make two quarts: 2 quarts water
  • 15 whole cloves
  • 20 black peppercorns
  • 3 sticks cinnamon
  • 20 cardamom pods (split the pods first)
  • 8 ginger slices (1/4” thick, no need to peel)
  • ½ tsp black tea leaves (decaf or not)
  • Milk and honey to taste
  1. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a 3-4 quart pot.
  2. Add cloves and boil for one minute.
  3. Next, add cardamom, peppercorns, cinnamon, and fresh ginger root.
  4. Cover and boil for at least 30 minutes.
  5. For best flavor, cover and simmer for 2 to 3 hours!
  6. When ready, remove from heat, add black tea and let cool. Strain tea.
  7. When ready to drink, add soy or dairy milk and sweeten to taste with honey or maple syrup.

Yogi Tea Shaila

  • 1 star anise
  • 1 inch long piece of cinnamon
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 allspice
  • 1 clove Tea (mine happened to be Ceylon Orange Pekoe but any black tea will do)
  • Sweetener to taste
  1. Bring a little over a cup of water to a boil in a small pan.
  2. Meanwhile, gather your spices in a mortar and pound roughly with the pestle.
  3. Add spices to the water once it has boiled.
  4. Whisk it around for a couple of minutes to release the flavors.
  5. If it is whisked too long, it will become bitter.
  6. Pour the mixture (water and spices) over a spoon of black tea leaves.
  7. Let steep for about three minutes.
  8. Strain and add sweetener to taste.
Francoise Hartman

Françoise Hartman is a freelance writer and translator. She lives in the Southwest.

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