photo: @itskristimcnab

photo: @itskristimcnab



Years ago, I was working with a high performance coach. And his wife made me a homemade batch of this delicious tea. She found the recipe on the internet, and thought I would like it because I was studying and teaching yoga. I drank 3 cups with her, and left without jitters, shakes or a scattered brain. She sent me the recipe, which then collected dust in my files.

It turns out it was the yogi tea recipe curated by Yogi Bhajan and served at every kundalini yoga studio. It not only tastes good, it's medicinal.

It's another tool to strengthen your nervous system! And a great healing tonic when you want to detox from caffeine.

Brew a homemade batch of yogi tea for the week, and slowly swap out your usual tea or coffee habit.

This recipe heals: it purifies the blood, lungs and circulatory system and cleans the liver. And you must add a pinch of black tea to bind the healing force. (The healing effects outweigh the dose of caffeine.)
It also leaves your home smelling divine!

I fill a large pot (4-6 quarts) with water and add:

--handful or 1/4 cup of cardamom pods
--handful or 1/4 cup of black peppercorns
--handful or 1/4 cup of whole clove
--2 or 3 cinnamon sticks
--sliced ginger
--pinch of black tea (or add 1-2 tea bags at the 40 minute simmer mark)

Boil and let simmer for 45 minutes. Cool, strain and store in the refrigerator. Drink hot or cold, and you can add your favorite milk if you like. You can also keep it warm in a crockpot over night.

I like to use the highest quality ingredients when I can. I use Mountain Valley Spring Water, buy the cardamom, black pepper and clove in bulk from Mountain RoseHerbs, use Ceylon Cinnamon sticks from Cinnamon Vogue and loose tea from Mountain Rose or Living Tea.

Happy healing!