Not to be confused with the brand name tea, Yogi tea is also a type of tea. Very similar to Indian Masala Chai, Yogi Tea is another type of spiced tea drink. Unlike Masala Chai, Yogi tea is brewed using a slower process which allows the spices to be fully infused in the tea. Drinking Yogi tea has many health benefits. It’s loaded with numerous spices, and the flavours and health potential of each of these is conveniently transferred to the drink! No wonder it’s so popular around the world. If you have a good stock of spices, the drink can also be prepared with ease. Best of all, it can also be stored while preserving most of the flavour.
Ingredients – Makes 4 cups
8 Whole Cloves
10 Black Peppercorns
1 Cinnamon Stick
10 green Cardamom Pods (crushed or split)
4 slices (10g) of fresh Ginger Root
1/2 teaspoon of Black Tea
Honey or Maple Syrup to taste
1/2 cup Milk (optional)
Bring 1L (4 cups) of water to boil in a large pot. Add Cloves and boil for 1 minute. Add Peppercorns, Cinnamon, Cardamom Pods and Ginger. Cover and simmer gently for at least 30 minutes. For best flavour, cover tightly and simmer over low heat for 2 to 3 hours. Remove from heat and add tea. Let it cool to your desired temperature. Strain ingredients from the finished tea. Sweeten with honey or maple syrup. Add milk (optional), stir well and enjoy!