Today’s episode is yogi tea. Yogi tea is very similar to what North Americans think of as a chai tea. It’s spicy, warm and you drink it with the milk of your choice and sweeten it with honey.
This is something that I have made before, in fact, I’ve been drinking this “tea” (there is no actual tea in it) in the winter for what seems like my entire life. I know that it’s different, to be making a favorite recipe instead of a new one, but I love it so much and wanted to share it with you.
Throughout the entire winter I have a pot of this on my stove. The spices are strong enough that I just keep adding water when it gets low until it gets too weak and then I toss my satchel of spices and start again. It’s incredibly healthy, will make your house smell warm, tastes delicious and feels wonderful in your belly.
I don’t so much have a recipe for this as a series of suggestions (sorry, I know that’s not super helpful). But this caffeine-free “tea” is delicious (it’s just a bunch of spices in water, there’s no actual tea in it) and you should definitely make it.
*note: You can either put all the ingredients into a tea filter, wrap them all up in cheese cloth, or just drop everything in the water. However, if you opt to just drop everything in the water, you might end up biting down on a peppercorn while you’re trying to drink your tea, which I can tell you from experience, isn’t super pleasant.
- 1 inch thinly sliced Ginger
- 16 to 30 or 1 heaping Tbsp Whole Black Peppercorns
- 3 to 5 Cinnamon Sticks or 2 Tbs Cinnamon Shavings
- 16 to 30 or 1 tsp Whole Cloves
- 8 to 16 Whole Cardamon in the green pods
- 1 quart of more of water
- Tea Filters or Cheese Cloth
- Wrap everything in cheese cloth or place it all in a tea filter
- Put in a pot of water
- Simmer on medium low to an hour until it smells delicious and the color is deep and rich.
- Drink with the milk of your choice and honey
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