Yogi Tea

This is the original recipe given by Yogi Bhajan to my Herbalist teacher KP Khalsa which I share with you.

I make this tea during those cold wintery days. I love the spiciness of the tea and usually drink the herbs, minus black tea or milk.

Yogi Tea is great for circulation and boosting energy.

It’s a wonderful substitute for coffee and with the addition of milk and black or green tea you have a great chai.

The Herbs

  • Black pepper is a blood purifier
  • Cardamom treats the colon and gas
  • Cloves for the nervous system
  • Cinnamon for the bones
  • Ginger has a great taste and is useful when recovering from the flu or general weakness.


  • 8-10 cloves
  • 10-15 peppercorns
  • 8-10 cardamom pods or 1tsp seeds
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 3-6 inches of fresh ginger


  • Crush peppercorns and cardamom seeds, peel, and slice ginger.
  • Add all ingredients to 2 quarts/2 liters of boiling water for one hour, leave lid slightly cracked open to prevent boil over.  Turn off heat and set overnight.  In morning, strain out spices and refrigerate. 
  • Optional Add 1/4 tsp of black or green tea per cup. Let sit for one or 2 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup cow, coconut, soy, rice, or almond milk per cup, stir and reheat. 
  • Caution: when warming yogi tea and milk, it tends to boil over, so watch closely!