Gluten-free | Sugar-free | Dairy-free | Vegan friendly
Makes 800 ml (1.6 pints)
Why it’s delicious
I have nicknamed this fabulous tea liquid gingernut biscuits as the smell that you inhale right before you take a hot sip is divine, which is so appropriate considering this tea to be a popular beverage for yogis around the world whose practice involves divinity.
I am officially hooked on this tea, not just for the taste but for the wonderful healing and restorative qualities it has on our bodies.
Helpful hints and tips
Yogi are known to use this tea to calm the body, clear the mind and revive the spirit. But what makes this tea so terrific? Let's break down the evidence-based health benefits of the simple ingredients.
Ginger: The master home remedy for relieving tummy upsets and digestive issues. We have long known ginger helps with nausea and motion sickness, but it is also a natural detoxer, removing toxins from the body by promoting sweating, effective digestion, and improved circulation.
One of the best ingredients we can use to keep our digestive system running effectively, especially in the liver and colon, ginger brings the FIRE by keeping our metabolism fired up and warm, which helps to eliminate toxins at the same time, it acts as a natural appetite suppressant.
When our digestive fires burn, this is an important part of our Qi (pronounced chi) or our circulating life force. A body weak in Qi does not adequately digest our food, resulting in blockages, pain, discomfort, disease and a build-up of toxins.
Cardamom: Diuretic helps with bloating and water retention and is good for digestion.
Cloves: antibacterial and help in detoxing the liver.
Cinnamon: Anti-inflammatory, reduces insulin resistance, naturally lowers blood sugars and is also antibacterial, so helps to fight off infection.
- 1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
- 4 whole cardamom
- 8 whole cloves
- 1 cinnamon quill
- 1600 ml (3.3 pints) filtered water
- Bring all the ingredients to a boil and boil until the liquid is reduced by half. This will take about 20-25 minutes. You will have about 800 ml (1.6 pints) of yogi tea when it is ready.
- Serve hot, on its own, or you can finish it with non-dairy milk like coconut, almond or hemp. You can also add a squeeze of lemon or a teaspoon of Sweet as Fibre Syrup for sweetness.
Note: If you use Yogi tea as a powerful detox tea, avoid the milk and fibre syrup.