Inflammation fighting Yogi Turmeric Tea.
Yogi Tea is the original chai. It’s said that yogi tea purifies the blood, the lungs and the circulatory system. Basically it keeps the immune system strong.
The five spice components are cinnamon, cloves, green cardamom, black pepper, and fresh ginger. I am adding in turmeric root for additional inflammation-fighting booster. Tea is then added; traditionally caffeinated black tea was used for stimulating the digestion and the immune system- however I take some liberties and switch it up with chamomile or other decaf tea. Dairy milk is also typically used to pad the stomach from all the intense spices, though any non-dairy preference works here.
Did I mention it’s delicious? Cuz it is! Ooooh, and your home is going to smell soooo warming, comforting, and wonderful (much better for you than scented candles).
Yogi Turmeric Tea
8 cups water (2 quarts)
1/2 tbl black peppercorns
1/2 tbls whole cloves
1/2 tbl cardamom
4-8 cinnamon sticks
Thumb-size of fresh ginger
Pinky-size of fresh turmeric root
1-2 bags tea
~honey & milk as desired
Bring water to a boil, add all ingredients except tea. Cover and simmer 2 hours.
Remove from heat, add black tea and let cool. Strain.
At this point, you can add milk and honey (to taste) or you can add milk and honey to each individual cup as you drink it.
Either way, store in the fridge. Drink chilled or warm.
- I like a to add a little extra ginger and black peppercorns for a touch more spice. This is a super easy recipe to adjust to your liking.
- This makes a fairly big batch, feel free to cut it in half.