Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 hrs
This is an incredibly delicious Ayurvedic tea that promotes healing in the body. Yogi tea is an excellent digestive and energy stimulant. It takes a while to make but is worth it!
- 2 quarts water
- 8 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tablespoon cardamom seed
- 1⁄2 tablespoon whole cloves
- 1⁄2 tablespoon black peppercorns
- 5 slices fresh gingerroot
- 1 -2 black tea bags
- Place cinnamon sticks, cardamon, cloves, peppercorns, and ginger in the 2 quarts water in a large saucepan.
- Boil 30 minutes.
- Reduce heat and simmer on low for 2 hours.
- Add water as necessary.
- Remove from heat and let the concoction sit over night.
- Strain tea and discard all but the liquid.
- After heating the tea, add 1 -2 teabags of black tea.
- Steep one minute, then remove teabags.
- The black tea is an important healing catalyst in the tea.
- Store in fridge.
- Add milk and honey to taste.
- Is good hot or cold.
Smells fantastic, tastes even better, I love the rich smoky aroma of this tea, and you can feel how good it is for you, incredibly comforting. I made this with rooibos tea, and I refrigerated after making it, (Step 8) since I'm the only one who drinks it, I simply warmed a cup at a time. Loved it. I drink my tea black with no sugar, my DH tried a little and said he would definitely drink it with honey, if he drank it, but not a tea lover! I'll make this again, lovely to keep me going over the weekend!! Thank you Kimke, lovely!
My husband said this recipe is a kissing cousin to the version of Yogi Tea he had in San Francisco. I had to hide some to keep him from drinking it all the first night I made it. I made it in a crock pot. I put all the spices in on high for 3 hours. (only used 4 cinnamon sticks) added the tea and simmered on low for 8 hours. I didn't strain it instead I dipped out the large pieces of spice so my version is "thicker." Due to cardiac issues I mix it half milk and half tea. I am allergic to bees and can't use honey so we use brown sugar. This tea is awesome, the second batch is in the crock pot as I review. I keeps well in a glass container in the frig.<br/>This tea has become my daily treat. I have discovered its just as yummy cold, in fact I prefer it that way.
This rating is based on my changes, few but perhaps important. I kept everything the same except, being the unpatient person I can be, I only boiled for 5 minutes and simmered for 30 minutes. I then tossed in two tablespoons of loose India Black tea and steeped it for five minutes.