I have a feeling you're going to love making (and sipping) this warming, soothing yogi tea. I first learned how to make yogi tea during Culinary Nutrition School. It's believed to strengthen the immune and nervous systems, energize the body, and calm the mind. I've also read that it helps to purify the blood, lungs, and circulatory systems - and cleanse the liver. It's a warming, spicy blend of cardamom, peppercorns, ginger, clove, and cinnamon, sweetened with a touch of local raw honey.
2 quarts (8 cups) water
5 sticks cinnamon
1 tablespoon whole cloves
1 tablespoon whole cardamom seeds
1/2 tablespoon whole peppercorns
1 inch ginger root, freshly sliced
almond milk, optional
raw honey, optional
- Place all ingredients in a medium-sized pot
- Simmer for 20-30 minutes
- Serve alone or with a touch of milk and raw honey
You can simmer much longer (2-3 hours, even) if you like, but 20-30 minutes will do the job.