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Heavenly Yogi Tea

Wherever a 3HO community is gathered, you will most likely notice an intriguing and inviting aroma – the aroma of Yogi Tea. Based on the knowledge of Ayurveda, Yogi Tea was created to deliver a healthful benefit to the body and a delicious flavor to delight the spirit. 
A blend of Clove, Cardamom Pod, Cinnamon, Ginger Root and Black Pepper makes up this richly spiced tea that helps warm the body, stimulate digestion, liver and spleen function, and gives support to the immune system. A hint of black tea supports energy and milk is added to complement the spices. (Soy or other milk substitutes may be used.) 

Recipe for 1 Cup

For each cup: 
10 ounces of water (about 1 1/3 cups) 
3 whole cloves 
4 whole green cardamom pods, cracked 
4 whole black peppercorns 
½ stick cinnamon 
¼ teaspoon black tea 
½ cup milk 
2 slices fresh ginger root

Cooking Instructions:

Bring water to a boil and add spices. Cover and boil 15 to 20 minutes, then add black tea. Let sit for a few minutes, then add the milk and return to a boil. Don’t let it boil over. When it reaches a boil, remove immediately from heat, strain, and sweeten with honey, if desired.

Recipe for 1 Pot

(makes 8 cups)

10 cups water
1/2 rounded tsp whole cloves
12-15 green cardamom pods
1/2 tsp black peppercorns
4-5 three inch sticks cinnamon
8 slices fresh ginger root
1 tea bag black tea
1 1/2 cups whole milk

Cooking Instructions

Bring water to a boil in a 4-quart pot. Add cloves, crushed cardamom pods, peppercorns, cinnamon sticks, and ginger. Cover and boil gently for 30-40 minutes. Turn off heat and add the tea bag. Then let it sit for an hour or so. Strain and refrigerate to use as desired. When ready to serve, add a few tablespoons of milk per cup of tea and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add sweetener if desired. 

  • Black pepper purifies the blood.
  • Cinnamon strengthens the bones.
  • Cardamom supports the colon.
  • Cloves build the nervous system.
  • Ginger, with all its benefits, is an optional addition.
  • Black tea (tiny amount) holds it all together.
  • Milk protects the colon. 

[Many of the recipes come from ancient yogic tradition and many of them contain potent herbs, botanicals and naturally occurring ingredients which have traditionally been used to support the structure and function of the human body. Nothing in this text should be construed as medical advice. Always check with your personal physician or licensed health care practitioner before making any significant modification in your diet, and before using any of these recipes, to insure that the recipes and ingredients are appropriate for your personal health condition and consistent with any medication you may be taking.]