Yogi Tea is a wonderful year round beverage to aid digestion, improve your immune system, decrease inflammation and warm you up in the winter months with cinnamon and ginger.
40 oz water
12 whole cloves
16 whole green cardamon pods, cracked open
2 cinnamon sticks
16 whole black peppercorns
2 cup soy milk
8 slices of fresh ginger root
1 tsp black tea, such as jasmine
Make at least four cups at one time. The measurements may be adjusted to your taste, but only slightly. Do not vary too far on the cloves or cinnamon.
Bring the water to a boil. Add the cloves, cardamom, peppercorn and cinnamon.
Boil for at least 30 minutes, then turn off heat, add the black tea and let steep for five minutes. Stir in the soy milk and briefly bring to a boil. When it reaches a boil, immediately turn off the heat source. Strain and serve with honey or maple syrup.
Instead of adding the milk immediately, the spice liquid may be stored in the refrigerator until you are ready to drink it. Then, heat up the tea and add the soy milk.