Yogi Tea

YOGI TEA

Last week at yoga class, my instructor and friend, Gloria, provided us with a wonderful treat: Yogi Tea. It is more of a decoction than an infusion, like most teas, but it is wonderfully aromatic and a delight on the palate. Oh yeah - and it's really good for you too! All of the ingredients have wonderful health benefits and medicinal properties. This is a great tea to drink if you are pregnant, as it is very soothing to the digestive system. It has also been known to reduce fever in small children and as an anti-parasitic! Yogi tea tastes good and makes you feel good! 

There are many recipes out there, and THIS website had a great explanation of Yogi Tea and the benefits of the individual components. 

Here is Gloria's Recipe:

INGREDIENTS:
The Spices: Cardamom, Fennel, Cinnamon, Peppercorns, Cloves, Ginger

Rooibos Tea

DIRECTIONS:
  • Combine all ingredients except tea in a large stock pot.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and add tea. 
  • Allow to steep for 5 minutes (you can let it steep longer if you use rooibos tea)
  • Strain
SERVING INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Sweetened coconut milk or almond milk and honey are a wonderful alternative to traditional dairy creamers.
  • Chill any unused portion and reheat as needed! 
Thank you Gloria, for turning me on to Yogi Tea! I love it and so does Ophelia! She had some with her afternoon snack today! 

ABOUT GLORIA:


I met Gloria when I was pregnant with Rowan. She brought her younger son, Jasper, to a Mommy and Me Yoga class that I was taking at The Bozeman Public Library and when the class ended, she gave me one of her brochures for Blissful Bellies Prenatal Yoga. After just one class, I was hooked. Kundalini Yoga is so wonderful and Gloria is an amazing teacher. I did yoga with her right up to the day before I delivered Rowan. I highly recommend it for anyone who is pregnant! I am now taking informal postnatal classes with her as she completes her teacher training, and once a month she is teaching Child Yoga to our Attachment Parenting group. 


"Gloria Overcash brings to her classes a passion for yoga and the wisdom and experience of  a mother of two. She is certified in teaching Khalsa Way Pregnancy Yoga through Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, author of Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful and The Eight Human Talents.  Gloria has also trained with Shakta Kaur Khalsa in her Radiant Child Yoga Program.  She is currently enrolled in the Aquarian Teacher Training Program and is looking forward to teaching Kundalini Yoga classes for the general public upon completion of the course. Gloria is active in the Montana Childbirth Collective, and BabyWearers of Bozeman.
You can call Gloria at (406) 595-2547 to inquire about her classes or email her at blissfulfamilyyoga@gmail.com."


Blissful Family Yoga
 
"May the long time sun
Shine upon you,
All love surround you,
And the pure light within you

Guide your way on."

Sat Nam!

1 comments:

blissfulfamilyyoga said...

Thanks for posting this, Heidi! I just want to point out to your readers some of the reasons I have modified the standard Yogi Tea recipe for my own personal use. 1. I use way less cinnamon because I prefer less of that flavor. 2. I add fennel because I like it and it is also good for digestion. 3. I use rooibos because even the tiny bit of black tea in the original recipe is too stimulating for me. I am aware of the thought that the black tea acts as an alloy and creates a chemical balance for the tea, but it was giving me the jitters.

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