Yogi Tea Recipe

Yogi Tea is the bomb, y’all. First off, it’s delicious. But this brew is not just tasty, it’s also a major tonic for the nervous system. And it stimulates the metabolism, purifies the blood, and cleans the liver.

Most of us are familiar with the Yogi Tea that comes with those awesome little quotes on the bags. 

Those teas are great. But you can make your own at home. And this particular formula from Yogi Bhajan is so amazing that you’re going to want to keep it on hand all the time.

Yogi Bhajan said to drink only yogi tea if you are feeling sick. It will heal you up. I used to give it to friends in jars labeled “flu shot”. 

Drink it all day -- and for an extra liver flush, have a cup of cold yogi tea first thing in the morning!


Black pepper: blood purifier
Cardamom pods: digestive aid
Cloves: beneficial to the nervous system
Cinnamon: strengthens the bones
Ginger root: healing for colds and flu, increases energy


  • 4 Quarts Water
  • 25 cloves
  • 30 whole green cardamom pods
  • 30 whole black peppercorns
  • 3-4 inches of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 5 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 teabag, Black Tea
  • Milk and Honey to taste


Bring water to boil. Add all spices except black tea bag. Boil 30-45 min. Add black tea bag and boil another 5 min. 

Add milk and honey to taste.

If adding cow milk, add the milk and then bring it to a quick boil. Do not let it boil over. You can also use milk substitutes.

Add the honey after cooking, not before and not until the tea is drinking temperature.

I recommend making a big pot and adding the milk and honey only to individual cups as needed.

*NOTES (from Harisingh.com): a) Without milk this brew is not really considered Yogi Tea, b) The milk aids assimilation and digestion, c) Herb tea may not be substituted for the black tea. In this combination and with the small amount of black tea it has a balanced chemical action on the system. 


"'What is the secret to life? To be intimate with all the things."

Jessica Hesser