recipe for homemade Yogi Tea
• 2 quarts water • 15 whole cloves • 20 green cardamom pods • 20 black peppercorns • 3 cinnamon sticks • 8 slices ginger root • 1/2 teaspoon black tea • 3 cups milk
Bring water to boil Add cloves and boil for one minute.
Add cardamom pods (to better release flavour, crush or split pods), peppercorns, cinnamon sticks and ginger root.
Cover and simmer for 1-2 hours (longer = stronger).
Add black tea At this point you can cool the tea, strain it and refrigerate. Or strain immediately and add the milk, return to boil and immediately remove from heat (or it will boil over). Add sweetener to taste
cloves fortify the nervous system
cardamon, the colon
peppercorns purify the blood
cinnamon strengthens the bones
ginger stimulates the immune response and provides extra energy
milk aids in easy assimilation of the spices and prevents irritation to the digestive system
the tea acts as an alloy of all of the ingredients, and has antioxidant properties
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