Iced yogi tea
Another amazing recipe from our yoga teacher; Diana.
· 5 quarts cold water
· 8-10 black tea bags – I use Decaf English Breakfast. If you are using caffeinated be aware that the caffeine content can be pretty strong from a day’s brewing.
· 10-20 whole cloves
· 10-20 whole peppercorns
· 10-12 green cardamom pods, split open – You can gently press the flat side of a knife on them and they will pop open.
· 1 cinnamon stick
· 2-3 big thumbs of ginger, sliced into thin pieces
· Fruit of choice – I did some lemon slices, frozen peaches, and mangos
· Place everything in a large jar and stick in the sun for 8 hours.
· Enjoy unsweetened or with your sweetener of choice over ice.
· Store at room temp for a couple days, or in the fridge for a week.
I drink Yogi Tea because it tastes good! In the winter I brew this for hours without the fruit in a big pot on my stove and the whole house smells incredible. Its herby flavor is similar to unsweetened Chai Tea, and this iced version is even more refreshing.
Besides it being yummy, it’s also nice to know that this tea is working to help you take on your day. Every ingredient in this concoction improves digestion, reduces bloating, is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and an antioxidant; it increases blood flow and brain function, and increases your absorption of nutrients. According to Ayurveda, it even can help with depression and menstrual cramps.