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Recipes Private Yoga Instructor Los Angeles Santa Monica Yogi Tea

Published on January 14th, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

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YOGI TEA

YOGI TEA

Cold days call for yogi tea.

This invigorating tonic boosts immunity, reduces inflammation, and is incredibly soothing to drink. It boasts a powerhouse of ingredients so read on to see why this beverage is a must-make this winter.

Private Yoga Instructor Los Angeles Santa Monica Yogi Tea

A close relative of Chai, yogi tea originates from the Ayurvedic tradition, and is served in ashrams around the world.

It originated in India and was introduced in the US by Yogi Bhajan in the 1960’s. Commercial versions of the tea can be bought but I prefer making it myself with fresh spices.

YOGI TEA (serves 12-14)

INGREDIENTS

  • 3-4 quarts filtered water

  • 3 Cinnamon sticks

  • 30 Black pepper corns

  • 20 Whole cloves

  • 35 Green cardamom pods – split or crushed in a garlic crusher

  • 2 Black tea bags (I use P & G Tips decaf)

  • 4 Slices ginger root (1/8″ thick)

  • *1 tsp Vanilla extract (this is not classical but a nice add on)

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients and bring to a rolling boil.

Cover and simmer for 30 min.

Strain and serve, adding milk of your choice and/or honey to taste.

Allowing the tea to sit overnight will impart deep flavor and color.

Can be served warm or cold although warm is preferable.

BENEFITS

  • ginger: broad-spectrum antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-parasitic properties, immunity booster, anti-inflammatory, nausea reducer, may boost metabolism and reduce fat storage
  • cardamom: anti-microbial, may assist smoking cessation, breath freshener, reduces mucus
  • cinnamon: boosts circulation, anti-inflammatory, improves cardiovascular health
  • clove: boosts immunity, aids gum disease, anti-bacterial, promotes digestion, relieves colds through expectorant function
  • black peppercorn: boosts digestion, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial
  • black tea: antioxidant

Enjoy!

xoxox

Catherine

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.


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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.



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