Top 5 Favourite Yogi Teas
Yogi Teas Taste Good And Are Good For You
The Yogi Tea Company has been around since 1984 but their history harks back to 1969 when Yogi Bhajan started teaching holistic living and yoga in America. Yogi Bhajan served a specially spiced tea which his students affectionately called Yogi Tea.
Contained within the tea were 5 spices traditionally used Ayurvedic spices: cardamom seed, cinnamon bark, clove bud, ginger root and black pepper. Loose packages of Yogi Bhajan's "Yogi Tea" began appearing in health food shops in Southern California after the Yogi Tea Company was formed in 1984. Demand increased from these humble beginnings, and today the Yogi Tea Company distributes around 60 different flavours of tea around the world.
Nearly every blend today is based around the original 5 Ayurvedic Spices and continues in the original purpose of Yogi Bhajan's tea: To provide a drink that tastes good and is good for you.
The people at Yogi tea believe that tasting great is an essential component of any tea. If what they make doesn't taste great and leave you feeling great, they won't make it.
Before blending and creating they think. How will this recipe work with body and mind? How will the ingedients blend together?
Yogi Tea believes that health can be found in natre. They work with what nature has already offered, rather than trying to concoct it in a laboratory. They don't have labs, they have kitchens.
Different creative combinations can optimise what nature has to offer. For instance, goji berries work will with ginger to produce a fresh and innovative taste, as well as a remarkable level of energy.
Whenever possible they work with Whole ingredients, not parts. They don't add Vitamin C, they use Indian Gooseberry which is naturally high in Vitamin C. You just have to read the ingredient list on the side of any box to know how true this statement is.
Learn more of the history behind Yogi Teas and perhaps try for yourself the original Yogi Tea brewed by Yogi Bhajan, the inspiring teacher of holistic living who came from India to the West in 1969 and served his special tea to his students.
1. Herbal Detox Tea
Ingredients: Indian Sarsaparilla Root, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger Root, Licorice Root, Burdock Root, Dandelion Root, Cardamom Seed, Clove Bud, Black Pepper, Long Pepper Berry, Chinese Amur Cork Tree Bark, Japanese Honeysuckle Flower, Forsythia Fruit, Gardenia Flower, Skullcap Leaf, Chinese Goldenthread Root, Rhubarb Root, Wax Gourd, Juniper Berry Extract
The Detox blend helps to clear the body of toxins, but unlike many detox teas you will find, this one tastes good as well.
2. Mayan Cocoa Spice
Ingredients: Cocoa shells* (60%), cinnamon*, liquorice*, carob*, barley malt*, cardamom*, ginger*, cloves*, cinnamon extract, vanilla extract, black pepper*, ginger extract, vanilla beans*. The indicated * ingredients are certified organic.
This delicious chocolate tea helps to satisfy my chocolate cravings without the chocolate calories.
Yogi Tea's Commitment
Yogi Tea is committed to providing teas made using high quality ingredients while at the same time protecting the Earth's environment. 70 of the herbs and spices used in their tea blends are now obtained from organic sources. They are able to offer several blends which are 100% organic.
3. Chai Black Tea
Ingredients: black tea (32%)*, cinnamon Cassia*, anise*, rooibos*, chicory*, ginger*, black pepper*, cloves*, cinnamon extract, ginger extract.
*ingredients are organic.
The chai black tastes really good with a tiny bit of sugar and milk. Try serving it with tea or coffee cake in the afternoon.
4. Women's Energy
Ingredients: hibiscus, liquorice (38%), peppermint, raspberry leaves, black pepper, angelica root extract (natural flavour), cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves
The perfect women's pick-me-up blend. I like drinking this when my energy levels seem to be flagging in the late afternoon.
5. Bedtime Tea
Licorice Root, Spearmint Leaf,Chamomile Flower ,Skullcap Leaf ,Cardamom Seed, Cinnamon Bark, St. John's Wort Leaf and Flower , Rose Hip, Natural Flavors, Raspberry Leaf, Lavender Flower, Stevia Leaf, Passion Flower Extract, Valerian Root Extract
At the end of the day, I like to relax with a cup of Yogi Bedtime tea.