This recipe comes from Yogi Bhajan, who introduced Kundalini to the west in the late 1960’s. Yogi Bhajan is also the inspiration of the “Yogi Tea” brand, which is easy to find in health food stores. It’s very simple to make this tea at home and it fills your house with its wonderful aroma.
-Prep Time: 05 minutes
-Cook Time: 03 hours
-Total Time: 3 hours, 5 minutes
- 2 quarts water
- 15 whole cloves
- 20 black peppercorns
- 3 sticks of cinnamon
- 20 whole cardmon pods (split the pods first)
- 8 fresh ginger slices (1/4″ thick, no need to peel)
- 1/2 teaspoon regular or decaf black tea leaves (approximately 1-2 tea bag)
- Dairy or soy milk and honey or maple syrup to taste
Bring two quarts of water to a boil. Add cloves and boil one minute. Add cardamom, peppercorns, cinnamon, and ginger. Cover and boil for 30 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer for two to three hours. Remove from heat, add black tea, and let cool. Strain and store in the refrigerator. Reheat when you want a cup and add milk and honey to taste.