Simply put – this authentic Yogi Tea Spiced Tea is soooo delicious made with only six ingredients that you probably already have at home. PLUS it’s an amazing digestive tea that also boosts the immune system. Forget detox teas!
Make your own authentic yogi spiced tea at home.
This authentic yogi tea spiced tea recipe is a delicious and easy way to get your healthy on. It’s the perfect drink for a between meal snack.
Yogi tea spiced tea is a traditional tea from India made with a combination of warming spices. It’s designed based on Ayurvedic medicine to enhance digestion, increase circulation and boost your immune system.
Ayurveda is a system of traditional medicine native to India, and part of the Indian Philosophy dating back to 700 BCE. It includes the use of herbal blends in beverages and cooking with the addition of spice combinations.
With this easy and delicious traditional recipe, you can make the real thing right in your own kitchen! Yogi tea spiced tea uses warming spices you probably already have. Just six simple ingredients.
- black peppercorn
- black tea
For the black tea, I recommend a strong black tea such as an English Breakfast, an Indian Assam or a nice Chinese Keemun. You want to select the type of black tea that holds up well to milk and sugar to balance out the strong spice flavors.
All spiced tea blends use cardamom. It’s the most important and also the most expensive spice in the mix. In fact, cardamom is one of the most expensive spices in the world. The good news is you don’t need a lot of it to flavor your yogi spiced tea.
How Do You Make Yogi Tea Spiced Tea?
It’s similar to an Indian Chai but with more of the emphasis on the medicinal aspects of the ingredients and in higher quantities.
This recipe makes 4 cups of yogi tea spiced tea. You can easily make a single serving by quartering the ingredients. Just click on the 4 in the recipe SERVINGS and move the slider to 1. Tada! Recipe for one. How cool is that?
Authentic Yogi Tea Spiced Tea
Spiced tea recipe made with only six ingredients. A delicious and easy way to stay healthy, it's a digestive tea that also enhances the immune system.
- 16 cardamom pods
- 2 cinnamon stick
- 12 cloves
- 24 black peppercorns
- 4 slices fresh ginger
- 1 tsp black loose tea
- 5 cup water
- 2 cup milk
- 2 tsp honey
In a saucepan, add all the spice ingredients to 5 cups of water. Do not add the tea and the milk yet.
Bring 5 cups of water to a boil.
Turn down the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
At the end of the simmering, add the black tea and steep for 5 minutes.
Add 2 cups of milk.
Reheat until JUST before the boil. Remove from heat.
Stir in honey.
Pour through a strainer into a large a glass pyrex measuring cup.
Pour into individual serving cups.
After you add the milk watch it very closely. When the milk just comes to the boiling point be sure to take the pot off the burner just before the milk begins to froth up. Be careful as this will happen very quickly.
This spiced tea recipe is based on the original Yogi tea recipe from the book: The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs.
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What Are The Benefits of Yogi Tea Spiced Tea?
Spiced teas contain a high amount of antioxidants that help strengthen your body’s immune system.
Cardomon: One of the worlds most expensive spices, right next to vanilla and saffron. It’s a seed from India. The seed pod is a member of the ginger family and is good for enhancing digestion and reducing gas. It increases mental clarity and when added to milk neutralizes mucous forming properties.
Cinnamon: A warming digestive enhancer. Cinnamon also has antiseptic and antibacterial qualities. Cinnamon contains large amounts of highly potent polyphenol antioxidants. Some studies show that the antioxidants in cinnamon have anti-inflammatory activity.
Cloves: A tropical spice and another warming spice good for digestion. It reduces gas and is good for stiff joints due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Cloves are used frequently to relieve gum pain and sore throats. Often used for upset stomach. It is also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Calcium and Iron, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Magnesium, and Manganese.
Black peppercorns: The most well-regarded blood purifying medicine in Asia. Black pepper helps to relieve sinus congestion. Also a digestive aid and immune enhancer as well and a mild circulatory enhancer.
Ginger: Ayurveda calls it universal medicine. There’s nothing in Ayurveda that doesn’t benefit from ginger. A mild digestion enhancer. Ginger enhances all the systems in your body including immune function. Ginger is used for menstrual cramps and for joint pain. It’s very well known as an arthritis remedy for osteoarthritis.
Ginger tea may help relieve nausea and gastric distress.
Black tea: In this recipe, tea is used to synergize the other ingredients and adds to the taste. The tea used in this recipe is minimal, but you can add more to your taste. Tea is a good source of antioxidants that may boost your immune system.
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Which Spiced Tea is The Best?
I’ve written about several different spiced tea recipes on this blog in the past. I love them all. But the best-spiced tea is the one you make at home. Making spiced tea at home offers the benefits of great tea and fresh herbs and spices.
Each recipe has its own variation of spices blended with tea. Sometimes fruits are added. Traditional ayurvedic spiced teas are blended with spices specifically designed to promote health and enhance a sense of calm.
It’s a much healthier digestive tea than all those crazy detox teas. I could drink this tea every single day!