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Monday, January 21, 2013

{Energizing and Invigorating} Yogi Chai Tea Recipe

 

"Tea does our fancy aid,
Repress those vapours which the head invade
And keeps that palace of the soul serene." ~ Edmund Waller, "Of Tea"

Good morning everyone!

Its my new year resolution to drink a cup of hot green tea every single day of 2013. I got myself a cute electric kettle to heat some hot water and have a jar of honey just beside the tea bags. I am so happy to say that I am well on track until now. But, to be honest its getting little bored with the same tea-flavors I currently have. That's when I started to research of any other soothing, therapeutic tea recipe ideas and stumbled upon this one - Yogi Chai Tea.


The concoction made for this tea has spices that are health promoting and energizing. For example - "cloves take away pain, cardamom aids digestion, cinnamon is good for the bones, peppercorns stimulate the digestive process, and ginger is an ayurvedic panacea, giving strength and energy. And the synergistic effect of all the herbs is more than the sum of its parts" (Source) Is that not enough to motivate us to drink this tea often, for those fresh, exciting mornings & evenings? :-)


Its very handy to make the concoction in bulk so that the rest can be refrigerated or even frozen as cubes. Whenever you are ready to drink it, simply heat the tea, add milk and honey.

Enjoy!



Other "Tea" Recipes - Ginger and Honey Iced TeaLemony Green Tea 

How to make Yogi Chai Tea

Adapted from YogaYoga.com

Ingredients:

1 litre water
8 whole cloves
10 black peppercorns
2 sticks of cinnamon
10 whole cardamon pods (split the pods first)
4 ginger slices (1/4″ thick)
1/4 teaspoon black tea leaves
enough milk and honey to taste

Preparation:

Bring water to a boil in a pot. Add cloves and boil for one minute. Next, add cardamom pieces, peppercorns, cinnamon, and fresh ginger root. Cover and boil for at least 30 minutes. For best flavor, it is recommended to simmer on low heat for 2 to 3 hours. When ready, remove from heat, add black tea leaves, cover and let it cool. Strain tea. Refrigerate the concoction.

When ready to drink, add milk (use soymilk if you are a vegan) and sweeten to taste with honey or maple syrup.

Also ReadCan Yogi Chai Tea Help Weight Loss?



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7 comments :

  1. Wow aromatic tea....love the taste...

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  2. Very energetic and flavorful tea...

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  3. I am seeing this at tea time and I am definitely making myself a masala tea right away :)

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  4. YUM - this looks so delicious, I love any sort of Chai but get so lazy and don't make it enough. This inspires me to want to make this soon :-)

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  5. looks so good! the pictures are fabulous... spices are in our food for a reason... each one has a healing property.... very similar to the dhaba chai mix

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