Yogi Tea

Yogi Tea Spices

Back in the early 1980’s, I worked at the Golden Temple Restaurant. These were vegetarian restaurants sponsored by Yogi Bhajan.

My first job in the morning was to make eight gallons of fresh Yogi Tea. My husband had taken Yogi Bhajan’s Ayurvedic recipe and counted out the spices for the larger batches. Over the years I’ve adjusted the spices for different size pots. We like our chai spicy, so we use extra peppercorns and ginger.

Place one gallon of water on the stove to boil. Add 2 cloves and 1 teaspoon peppercorns. Let the water come to a boil. Meanwhile, grate 5 ounces of fresh ginger. Crumble two 3-inch sticks of soft Mexican cinnamon. Crush and open 1 teaspoon of cardamom pods. Add this mixture to the pan once the water begins to boil.

Turn the pot down and simmer for one hour. After an hour, we shut off the heat and add one tablespoon of fine quality black tea and one teaspoon of jasmine flowers. Cover and let steep for four minutes.

Strain the mixture to remove the spices and tea. You now have nearly a gallon of the best chai tea! Add milk or soy milk and sweeten if desired.

Enjoy a tea that cleanses and energizes the body!

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Many have asked where to get the Yogi Tea spices!
Well, here.

[amazon_image id=”B001VNP0Y6″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Frontier Cardamom Pods, Green, Whole, Extract Fancy Grade, 16 Ounce Bag[/amazon_image] [amazon_link id=”B001VNP0Y6″ target=”_blank” ]Frontier Cardamom Pods, Green, Whole, Extract Fancy Grade, 16 Ounce Bag[/amazon_link]

[amazon_image id=”B000XAPOLW” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Cinnamon – Ceylon (Whole Sticks) By ChefShop[/amazon_image] [amazon_link id=”B000XAPOLW” target=”_blank” ]Cinnamon – Ceylon (Whole Sticks) By ChefShop[/amazon_link]

[amazon_image id=”B001VNP23K” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Frontier Cloves Whole, Fancy Grade, 16 Ounce Bag[/amazon_image] [amazon_link id=”B001VNP23K” target=”_blank” ]Frontier Cloves Whole, Fancy Grade, 16 Ounce Bag[/amazon_link]

[amazon_image id=”B0001M0Z6Q” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Peppercorn (Whole) – Black Tellicherry, 1 lbs[/amazon_image] [amazon_link id=”B0001M0Z6Q” target=”_blank” ]Peppercorn (Whole) – Black Tellicherry, 1 lbs[/amazon_link]

[amazon_image id=”B000WQ1AYM” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Fresh Ginger Root used in Asian, Thai, Chinese and Indian Cuisines – Ships out on Tuesdays[/amazon_image] [amazon_link id=”B000WQ1AYM” target=”_blank” ]Fresh Ginger Root used in Asian, Thai, Chinese and Indian Cuisines – Ships out on Tuesdays[/amazon_link]

[amazon_image id=”B001EQ5JLE” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]PG Tips Black Tea, Pyramid Tea Bags, 240-Count Boxes (Pack of 2)[/amazon_image] [amazon_link id=”B001EQ5JLE” target=”_blank” ]PG Tips Black Tea, Pyramid Tea Bags, 240-Count Boxes (Pack of 2)[/amazon_link]

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