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You’re probably thinking: What the hell is yogi tea?

Well let me tell you, it’s great.

Yogi tea is similar to chai tea, with aromatic, spicy and warm flavours. It made the house smell amazing while I was brewing it and it tasted even better!

This post is a bit different to my usuals, but this recipe was very soothing, healthy and easy to make, so I wanted to share it with you all.

The recipe

Like all of my yoga practices, I took my yogi tea recipe from Yoga with Adriene because she’s my fave.

The yogi tea contains a mixture of a normal black tea bag, cloves, black peppercorns, cinnamon, cardamon and ginger.

Adriene says the tea is very good for digestion, bloat, circulation, the respiratory system, your skin, anti-inflammatory, heartburn and giving you energy. Honestly, what can’t this tea do?!

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Even before making this tea, I knew I’d love it because I liked all the ingredients in it and I’m a big fan of chai tea. So, I was really excited to make it.

Plus, it would contribute to part of my self-care practices each day where I take some time for me and solely me.

How to make yogi tea

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What you’ll need

  • Large saucepan
  • Strainer/sieve
  • Container for storing the tea

Ingredients

  • 2.3 litres of water
  • 15 whole cloves
  • 20 black peppercorns
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 20 whole cardamom pods (split)
  • 8 ginger slices (unpeeled)
  • 1 black tea bag
  • Honey (optional)
  • Almond milk or milk of your preference (optional)

The method

I (regrettably) made half of the amount, using around a litre of water and half of all the ingredients listed.

Here’s how you make the tea:

  1. Start by bringing the water to the boil in the saucepan
  2. Once boiled, add in the cloves, black peppercorns, cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks and ginger and boil for a few minutes
  3. Add the tea bag to the mix
  4. Put the lid on the saucepan and simmer for 30 minutes
  5. Once simmered, put the strainer over the desired storage container so just the tea is caught
  6. Enjoy!
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The yogi tea before the tea bag was added
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The yogi tea with the tea bag included

After this, you can either drink the yogi tea straight away or add honey and milk to sweeten it up. I have a sweet tooth, so I wanted to add these ingredients.

I went with Adriene’s suggestions of honey and almond milk to keep the tea healthy, as honey is a natural sweetener and almond milk is good for you.

And that’s it!

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Would I make it again?

Absolutely.

I’m living for this yogi tea. It was aromatic, with a perfect harmony of sweetness and spice. I felt like it was doing some good for my body too and it definitely helped with digestion.

I can see myself making this tea a lot in the future, especially because it was so quick and easy to make. Plus it made the house smell incredible!

I’ve gone from somebody who used to think yoga was just for old people and not a proper form of exercise to now buying into yogi tea?! Crazy.


As always, I hope you enjoyed this post and if you make the tea, let me know how it turned out and send me some pics: sarah@awomansconfidence.com