Adriene’s Yogi Tea Recipe – How to Make Yogi Tea – Yoga With Adriene
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January

By Adem Lewis / in , , , /


– What’s up everyone,
welcome to Yoga with Adriene. I’m Adriene, and today
we’re taking it off the mat and into the kitchen, learning how to make
a traditional yogi tea. So this is really special to me, one of my
favorite drinks because it really takes me way
on back to when I was first introduced to
the practice of yoga and first found love. Also, way back to my
yoga teacher training days, but also, way back to
traditional Indian medicine or Ayurveda. Thanks for
joining me, let’s get started. (upbeat music) Alrighty my friends, so yogi
tea is very similar to chai, in fact these two teas you know, are pretty much the same thing. Although, the yogi tea,
the traditional concoction really focuses on the herbs, so a chai is kind of
like you fill it with some extra milk and some extra sugar, and it’s really great.
Same ingredients. But, this traditional
concoction is really focusing on the herbs,
it’s a six ingredient recipe, plus your water. And per, you know,
the Ayurvedic science, or tradition, everything
is there for a reason. So, the tea is very warming, it’s super awesome for
digestion, circulation, and everything there,
again, is for a purpose. So, let me introduce
you to our six ingredients. Alright so the first
ingredient is black peppercorn. Great for the sinuses,
great for circulation, awesome for digestion, it’s
also really great for the skin, and respiratory system.
Black peppercorn is awesome. Alright next we have
the clove, whole clove. Obviously really
warming, aromatic, it’s really great as
an anti-inflammatory, and really, really great,
high in antioxidants, just also adds to a
little bit of the taste. Alright, next we
have the cardamom seed, and this is a little
seed pod that is actually a derivative of
the ginger family. Ginger Rodgers, she
popped one of these out, just kidding. And it is amazing.
It’s so aromatic, just the smell alone
reminds me of being like back in 18 or 19 in my
teacher training. So awesome. Great for heartburn,
great for balancing out acidity in the stomach,
super awesome for bloating, for gas, who doesn’t want
to tend to that, am I right? And yeah, smells
really good as well. Alright, next we have cinnamon and we have a whole cinnamon
stick here, so not the powder, and cinnamon has so
many wonderful qualities, again, really great for
digestion, it’s very warming, so it’s soothing for
the respiratory system. If you’ve ever
wondered about the benefits of cinnamon, look it up,
because there are so many studies that show
that cinnamon has helped just with balancing blood sugar, has helped reduce
symptoms of diabetes, heart disease, like so
much stuff so check it out. And we’re gonna go
with a whole cinnamon stick to also provide a little
bit of flavor for our tea. Alright, next up
we have ginger root. And ginger root is
really like the MVP in Ayurveda. Has so many wonderful benefits, great for all systems go, really wonderful
for digestion as well. This one in particular,
great for joints, arthritic pain, also
really great for us gals, so just a slice of ginger
in a cup of warm water’s super awesome when
you’re suffering from cramps. And yeah, ginger root
is like the queen bee here. Alright, last but not
least we have our black tea. This is the ingredient
that really just brings it all together, synergizes
all the other ingredients. It can be really good
for focus and concentration, for some, not all,
because it is caffeinated, and of course you can
gage how much caffeine you want by the
amount of time in which you choose to
steep it in your pot. Alright, the next few
steps are super simple. You’re gonna want
to boil some water. So I have some boiling
water on the stove already. And while that is happening, you’re gonna wanna do
three more simple steps before you throw
everything in your pot. Okay, so the first one is,
you’re gonna want to make your tea with
love in your heart. So even if you’re
not really feeling love, we’re just gonna
take a quiet moment to take a deep breath in,
inhale lots of love in. Feels good, and then
just exhale lots of love out. Check, sweet.
Alright, the next thing is, for the cardamom pods,
you’re gonna wanna split your pods. Never
thought I’d say that. So you’re gonna take a knife,
take the pod, take a knife. And rather than using the
sharp knife to cut your pod, you’re just gonna take
the flat edge of the knife, or the flat side of the
knife, put it on the pod, bring the opposite hand on top, and then just press down,
almost like we do with garlic. ‘Til it pops or splits,
a little or a lot. And then I prepped
some cardamom seeds here, pods open and as you can see they kind of have fallen apart and that’s great because were
gonna strain them out later. So those are ready to go. The last thing you
wanna do is slice your ginger, and I just want to
point out that you do not have to peel the ginger, because we’re gonna
strain everything out anyway. So you just slice
your fresh ginger, and then it’s ready to go. Alrighty, so now we’re
ready to make our tea. We have a boiling pot of water, I put two quarts water in here, but you can do
different things based on how much tea you want to make. I like to make a big batch, it really fills the whole house
up with a wonderful smell, and then you can save it because you can
enjoy this tea hot or cold. So we have our boiling H2O here, the first ingredient
I’m gonna drop in are my peppercorns, about
20 of these for this batch, you don’t have to be
super specific unless you really want to,
but around 20. Just drop them in and
watch them dance. It’s cool. Next up we have our whole clove. So for the clove about
15, again, doesn’t have to be super specific in my opinion. But just around 15, and you
can watch them dance as well. Next up we have our cinnamon, depending on how
much cinnamon you like, you can do three to five sticks. So we’re doing three
today, just one, two, three. Dropping the whole stick in. And then finally, our
glorious cardamom seeds. They’ve been split so
they’re nice and loose, and we’re just gonna drop
those in and watch them dance. And about 20 of those. Alright, next up we
have our fresh ginger, about eight slices here. Again, you can amp up the
ginger or tone down the ginger, based on what you like. I like a lot of
ginger, personally. Like to get the healing
effects that ginger, in my stomach, so great. And then we just kind of let
this go for a couple minutes, it’s already starting
to turn a different color. And dance, you definitely
want to keep it rolling. The boil, rolling. Just
for a couple of minutes. And it’s already
starting to smell super awesome and amazing, really great. Alright, after you’ve allowed
these ingredients to come and dance
together for a little bit, you’re ready to add your tea. As I said before,
I have a tea bag here, but you can use loose tea. You’re just gonna
drop that puppy in. And you can take a
little spoon, if you want, and just kind of
move it around. And stir. Alright, ah, and it
already looks so beautiful. Alright, after
you’ve stirred it, we’ll put a lid on it,
and we’ll let it brew for 30 minutes, at least, you can you also turn
the heat down a little bit, and walk away and
just enjoy the smell and really you can let it
go for two to three hours, it’s really nice. But you just want to be
careful about your caffeine level, if that’s something
you’re concerned about. So we’re gonna let
this brew for 30 minutes, then come back and strain it. Alright, so it’s
been about 30 minutes, I have my strainer here. You wanna make sure you
have a strainer that is small enough to catch everything. And I’m just
gonna slowly pour my tea over the strainer
into another pot, or if you have a
pitcher that works, you can do that as well. I’m just gonna
pour a fair amount in. Smells so awesome. And then slowly take this back. If you have anything
extra, I like to bottle it up, or I like to give it away as
presents too, for friends, just little jars. And then I just take this out, and whatever you
caught in the strainer, you take over to
the sink, and yes. This is amazing, our yogi tea. Okie doke, so let’s try our tea. I’m gonna ladle it into my mug, since I have it in a pot here. But sometimes I’ll pour it
into something over the sink, even a big mason jars is nice. Has beautiful color,
oh my gosh, yes. So we used to drink this in
between my teacher trainings and I think this came over
into America via Yogi Bhajan in the late 60’s, who
served it to his students. His American
students here. Smells amazing. So typically, we drink
the yogi tea either as is, or you can sweeten
it with a little honey. So I’m gonna put a
little honey in mine. And then you would also
add a little bit of milk. So you can add regular milk,
you can add soy milk, I use almond milk. But it just really helps kind of keep it
nice and smooth. We’re gonna do a
little bit of honey here. Stir it around. And I’m using local honey
because I live in Austin, Texas and that’s just
the smart thing to do ’cause it’s good
for your allergies. And then once all the
honey has come off the spoon, you’ll add your milk. And I will just
drink this all day, and it’s a great substitute
for coffee or other things that you might drink
to keep your energy up. So beautiful. Yeah, really went for the milk. And then one last little stir and one last little
inhale and exhale of love. Alright, and there we have it. Made with love,
a traditional yogi tea. Let’s give it a taste. It really is so good and it
really does take me way back, so sweet. Alright, from my
heart to yours, namaste. Enjoy your yogi tea, leave
questions, comments below. Let me know how it goes and let’s stay connected,
take care my friends, namaste. (upbeat music)


100 thoughts on “Adriene’s Yogi Tea Recipe – How to Make Yogi Tea – Yoga With Adriene

  1. Years ago an amazing voice doctor in London gave me this exact recipe to drink and … gargle with when I lost my voice to laryngitis (inconvenient as an opera singer 🤦‍♀️) and I’m certain it sped up the recovery! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this little miracle 😉 and for all your wonderful videos which are teaching me the value of taking time and self care 🙏🏻🙏🏻 Namaste

  2. What can i substitute the black tea with.i try to avoid caffeine. I drunk rubois tea in the morning and add cinnamon, allspice,real cocoa,.

  3. First thing I wanna say I like your outfit you have on and I like the way you work your kitchen i and just like the way you do yoga Love always and for you Benj I love you love Always🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹💖

  4. Its called masala chai here in India and we drink it almost everyday or few times a day 😀 , we really are chai lovers ! ( chai is the hindi word for tea )

  5. Thank you Adriene, great presentation. Wants me to go out and get all these ingredients and make some Yogi tea, with love of course.

  6. Suffering from neck pain due to an exercise injury and I did this one and I’m already feeling amazing. Thank you! I will make a full effort to continue to do Yoga every day!

  7. I love yoga tea also (chai). I make mine with black indian loose tea Musaji from Baruch, India. I add cinnamon powder and honey, and also vanilla ice cream when I feel like it!!! Great job Sista!!! Love and best regards Jayesh Chowda, from Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, UK..Nice to see and hear that there is a Yoga youth movement in the USA!!! . Amen and praise the Lawwwd!!!..Buenos Noches!!!

  8. Interesting, my bodywork instructors taught us about this fantastically refreshing herbal juice in class as well. Instead of almond/milk, sometimes it's nice to steep a sachet of rolled oats for a lovely new dimension in happiness…

  9. Thank you so much for your time Adriene and my buddy Benji I give you both a ❤❤🐺 I like you and I love you

  10. Right that's it, I'm making this today. I have been following Adriene's videos now for three months doing an almost daily practice. Sometimes I do two practices in a day (bedtime yoga is awesome!) Since I started I have gotten rid of the pains in my legs, hips, back and hands. Some of my muscles are still tight but I've seen so many improvements I know that with daily practice and patience, things can only get better.

    I've also been making better choices with food, kicked my lifelong chocolate addiction and started to drink much more water, all of which seem to be organic choices (as I really originally had no intentions of changing my diet). I've had 4 children and my stomach hasn't looked this good in over 20 years at least…. weight loss wasn't my intention when I came to practice but my body shape is definitely improving vastly. I even feel taller! I feel younger than I have done in a long time (I'm 50 next year) and rather than dreading a life of pain, I am excited about the future and how far I can go with Yoga. I can't wait to have a big party for my 50th and show all my friends and family how Yoga has changed me.

    The benefits are mental too. I am a person who gets really upset at the state of the world, sometimes causing me anxiety and stress. Now when I feel that extreme stress I roll out my yoga mat and all is good with my world again. I am responsible for my own happiness and now I have the power to heal myself, mentally and physically. It's so empowering. I feel like, even if I was locked away in a cell somewhere (dark I know), I have the power of yoga to keep me sane and grounded.

    So the yogi tea is the next logical step for me… I have been going off my beloved tea and coffee (again organically) but need a little something in the mornings to get me going. I can't wait to make this to have whenever I feel I need a hot drink or some comfort. I love all of the ingredients anyway so it makes sense to me to do this. Can't wait to try it!

    Much love, light and gratitude to you Adriene,

    Namaste 🙂

  11. This sounds so amazing… do you know if and how to make this by the cup instead of big batch? Or maybe even with essential oils?

  12. Hello!! Thanks for all your videos!
    When making a batch of this, how long can you keep it in the fridge for??
    Thank you!

  13. I like you so much. I'm from Saudi Arabia. I know this tea. in my country they tell the tea CArAC 👍 it's so nice

  14. Did you do your Yoga training in the Kundalini Yoga tradition? Because I recognize this recipe from that tradition? Weird detail that Yogi Bhajan said to do. Add your cloves in first. They will be all over the pot…. then they all come together into a little "clove family". Then add all the other ingredients. Another Yogi Bhajan tip: Leave it in the pot overnight. Drink a glass full – cold- without any milks first thing in the morning for a liver support.

  15. This may be going against the spirit of the practice, but if you need to speed things up a bit on the prep work you could probably crush the cardamom pod with the pot itself, then just give the base a quick rinse and dry before using it to make the tea.
    I haven't tried it. but I don't see why it wouldn't work.
    I need to go to my local Indian grocery store now. (North Texas ftw!)

  16. I love your videos, could really watch you do anything with your calm, loving and funny personality! If you would make videos about cleaning toilets in a loving way I'd probably be down to watch them too haha! Can't wait for more videos- hoping for another yoga challenge starting in the new year!

  17. I’ve had made this tea on winter and I love the smell, going to make it someday next week, Namasté🙏🏻😌🧿🧘🏻‍♀️💞🌸

  18. The seasons are changing, and as the clocks go back tonight this is a wonderful tea to make start this chilly weekend . My home smells incredible now.

  19. quick question, would you keep the leftovers in a container in the cupboard or the fridge and also would you heat it back up by boiling it back on the stove top or heat it up in the microwave or…..?

    also thank you for this, i have just currently become a little bit interested in different types of tea and this is something that i have been looking for 😁❤

  20. the almond milk at the end contains more than just almonds Master. There are other almond milks out there, which when you look at the ingredients they show "almonds" and nothing more. Organic also helps save bees as pesticides used in conventional are killing them.

    Thank you for your Yoga videos. Yoga has saved my life and you led me to the path. I would of not liked yoga if it wasnt for you.

    CHeers.

  21. Hey adriene, ive been watching your videos for years now. You are awesome and so great in front of the camera! I'm taking a yoga teacher training right now, its actually a fully online course. I suffer from mental illness that makes it hard for me to go out in public or be in front of others sometimes. So I'm really into the online yoga community. I was wondering, how did you become so comfortable in front of the camera? Does someone close to you do the camera work? Obviously you are absolutely beautiful, so I know that might make it a little easier lol. Also wondering what kind of camera do you use? Thanks! Peace and love ❤

  22. Hello, I have a bad cold that just keeps hitting me, so I've just made a big pot of tea and it tastes delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

  23. Just finished a food coma thanksgiving weekend.
    This was just the ticket to get back to Adrienne’s beautiful gift that keeps on giving 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  24. Namste 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻andriene..your videos are best. N no doubt the yogi tea (we called masala tea) taste good .. twist is –
    In India lots of ladies making tea with watching their favourite show on TV and the taste depends on what's going on in the show 🤭 that's the way they cooked 😋 never missing one scene

  25. Thank you for this little throwback myself to my TTC in India. Hmmmmm… Gets me back to this feeling of sipping chai with friends on the street after a long day at the school. 😍 Feeling connected. 🙏🏼❤️🌈

  26. Adriene you are so inspiring! More videos like this would b so great. The way you approach everyday things in life is such a breath of fresh air 🙂

  27. Don't add the honey right a away wait for the tea to cool down a bit because the honey will be toxic on high temperature.

  28. Thank you so much adriene I totally respect you deep in my heart and I just love the way you present yourself so professional as well as yoga with adriene and a great teacher as well and a lot more so when you speak every night when I see you move your lips and the wonderful words that come out your mouth about wonderful things about Teen and where I stand for 2020 is yoga with adriene and my buddy Benji I'm a really dirty thank you from the bottom to the top but I must say I'm how I am today is how I'll be tomorrow and the rest of my life is respecting turn my whole ways around for the love of my heart I'm really loving myself so much do I thank you with all your heart for sharing your time true as well God bless love always your Sal🌹💝🌹

  29. Oh my goodness 🍵
    This looks & I can imagine the delicious smell too. Yummm 😋
    Thank you for sharing 💖💖💖
    Have a Beautiful day Adriene 🧘‍♀️

  30. I wonder if rooibos (red bush) tea would work, I am not a fan of black tea normally.. definitely going to give it a try

  31. Do we have to add milk? I usually only drink herbal tea (no milk) and I don’t like tannins either. I think I could drink it black preferable to milky.

  32. Nice 👍 hot 🥵 🍵 🍹 with something amazing 😉 would be a good healthy day and 👩‍🍳 💧 thank you 🙏🏻 so much 🧘‍♀️ sounds like one ☝️ is the 🥵 water 💦 now I cup of coffee ☕️

  33. I like this tea. I added some organic raw honey just cause I like honey. Ginger root helped stabilize my blood pressure. I like to put cinnamon in my oatmeal much better then sugar

  34. Hi there, could you make a big batch of Yogi Tea and heat up on the stove/in the microwave when desired? Thank you 🙂

  35. I took some of my first ever yoga classes in the late 90s at Yoga Yoga in Austin. They served this exact recipe at the end of class – it was lovely. I have been making this tea for 20 years now. Love it.

  36. Doing 30 days of YwA to kick off 2020, practicing with my beloved Adriene, and came across this video, which made all my tea dreams come true. H O L Y Yogi tea! It’s AMAZING – spicy and warm and totally customizable. Not sure how I missed this until now, but dang, it was worth the wait. With every sip I’m just feeling so grateful for you, Adriene, and I have been taking my practice with me all day for the last seven days in such a new way. Thank you for all the love you give through your practice to the world! Your vibes transcend the screen. 💕 ya!

  37. You actually wasted lot of spices by boiling in water. Actual procedure i do is take 50 grams each of cardamom,pepper, cinnamon, cloves and add 4 spoons of fine sugar to blender ( sugar avoids spices stick to jar ) and blend it to fine powder and then use a pinch for a tea cup every day. It lasts up to one year.

  38. Love enjoying my yogi tea each morning at work – takes me back to my yoga state of mind from the day before! And I thought the "love" part was a little hokey, until I realized that I think of it each time I pour a cup and it puts a smile on my face. Feeling my Day 2 intentions in little ways like this ever since. Thanks, Adriene!

  39. This recipie is genius! Love the spice and extra pow when I take a sip. The flavors are really there and fresh ginger gives an extra oomph! Thank you for sharing this.

  40. I am an Indian
    And in my state we call it Laal Cha (when you didnt put milk on tea)
    My whole family loves this tea and drink it everyday.
    I know its healthy but I prefer milk tea.

  41. Sick and snowed in today so decided to try making this tea. It's delicious and I'm feeling much better after a couple cups 😊

  42. I am going to make it tonight, the only thing i don't have is black tea, but i can't take caffeine anyway, so wondering if i can substitute it for decaffeinated green tea? Thank you so much Adriene for that lovely recipe with love and light xxx

  43. Love, love, love! ☕️☕️☕️To enjoy it cold….do you add honey and milk then in the fridge for later or store the clear tea?

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