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Yogi Tea

Yogi Tea is health promoting, delicious and soothing and a great coffee substitute. The benefits of Yogi Tea would fill pages. In the science of yogic foods the spices used are said to have the following properties.

Black pepper: blood purifier 
Cardamom pods: digestive aid 
Cloves: beneficial to the nervous system 
Cinnamon: strengthens the bones 
Ginger root: healing for colds and flu, increases energy

The milk in the tea helps in the easy assimilation of spices. A homeopathic dose of black tea acts as an alloy for all the ingredients, creating just the right chemical balance. While it was not a part of the original recipe, the use of soy milk is a variation that Yogi Bhajan permitted.

Ingredients:

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.