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

– 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)


  1. 30 days, a journey done…. my brother passed away tragically before Xmas and this journey is just what I needed as we prepare for his memorial mass this weekend. Tears flowed today but they needed to, they came out of nowhere…. thank you Adriene for all, and of course to my dear friend Karen who sent you to me during this time… will be printing out more calendars as my journey still continues & will with Adriene! ;o)

  2. Thanks for inviting us into the kitchen with you! What a beautiful space 😍

  3. That kitchen is beautiful! stylish 1930s-1940s

  4. it could be the PMS, but your caring nature brings tears to my eyes. watching you make this tea makes me feel so cared for. you are the most genuine human in the public eye. i cant thank you enough for what your presence does for me. im sitting here sobbing even tho youre just making tea, but its so much more than that!

  5. does anyone know if using cardamon seeds without being in a pod how many do I add

  6. Your videos give me a spring in my step … Great medicine

  7. Has anyone found a good, premade yogi tea? I'd love to make this to have on hand but don't have many ingredients or time to make it. All I can find is the Yogi brand tea. Thanks!! β€πŸ΅πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ

  8. Trying this for the first time today with my family. πŸ’œ

  9. There's no right or wrong way to brew tea. Use what you have at the time.Thanks 😘

  10. Hi Adrienne I've just finished your morning wake up yoga routine and I feel great ! I love teas I often opt for golden milk, similar to a chai. I did have some questions for your tea.

    I was studying with an herbalist and he says adding honey to heat can he toxic.
    I also read that adding milk reduces some of the benefits to the tea.

    What are your thoughts?

    I'm sure the tea is lovely with and without honey and milk. I just want to get the most benefits from drinking. I'll most likely alternate back and forth with adding milk and honey or not to the tea.

    Thanks for your time πŸ˜‰
    -love and healing to you

  11. If you make a big batch, can this tea be reheated? or would it loose its properties?

  12. Finally found a very nice Youtube Channel with an amazing person, positive minds, positive & inspiring comments. This is the perfect recipe to make people feel great, and that's very not common nowadays on internet ! Thank you for everything !!

  13. They that using metal spoon in a honey jar can make the honey benefit go away and that it’s better to use plastic or wooden spoons

  14. Awesome recipe, I just made the first cup today. I am thankful to come across your channel! Keep up the good work!

  15. Hi , This is called Indian tea ( we drink on regular basis)

  16. Adriene, I just want to say thank you for your videos.πŸ’— After attempting for years to create a daily yoga practice, I can officially say that with the help from your videos, I have successfully been able to keep a daily yoga routine going for the past 2 months. Keep on keepin' on! Namaste. 🌹✌

  17. I'm having a lovely Sunday morning filled with peace, love and Yogi tea. Thank you, Adriene πŸ™πŸ’“ I hope your mornings are just as wonderful, everyone. Namaste πŸ™πŸ’“

  18. Thank you!! How long will it keep in the fridge?

  19. guys, don't put honey into your drink hotter than 42C degrees! hotter temperatures spoil the honey badly..

  20. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ yummy

  21. I'm a little obsessed with this tea recipe! I like that I can make it not too caffeinated and drink it throughout the day. Thanks for posting!

  22. Just a normal tea in india

  23. Maaaate! This tea is so good.

  24. love this video, however am sad when you're killing the local honey in the hot tea- heated honey is just sugar πŸ™

  25. Adriene thanks for your videos. They are very helpful and inspiring. I’m striving to make better part of my life for healing and learning yoga was something i didn’t know was going to be part of that journey until I came across your videos. I’m going to encourage my wife and kids to join me on this journey as well. In fact I was doing some stretches and I spoke about yoga and my daughter was surprised. I think she has a stereo type of who can do yoga and I encouraged her that it’s for everyone. Even those with a football muscle frame like myself. Keep the great videos going. I’m sure videos like this one that are off the mat are also very appreciated by your fans as well as on the mat. Much love to ya sista.

  26. What a cute kitchen!
    Also, I can’t wait to try this.πŸ•‰

  27. I love this recipe. Plus, your kitchen is super cute!

  28. come to india

  29. I made this today! WOOOOW! I'm super impressed. It tastes amazing. I used coconut milk and my black tea I brought back from India. Thanks for sharing.

  30. I'm making this now! Smells so yummy!

  31. I like the idea of making the ea (or any food) with love. Thank you for that because I am just about to make lunch! Also I love the idea of just enjoying what you're doing, like watching the ingredients dance in the pot! Thank you for reminding me what life is all about!

  32. 30minutes boiling is too much time i feel. πŸ€”but i make it worth milk boiling in .so i think i made a mistake there. Adding milk later is a good tip for me

  33. Can you make some yogi salads. Available veggie in India

  34. Oh my gosh I love this!!! Thank you for sharing please make more πŸ’«

  35. So yummy looking!

  36. how long does the tea last in the fridge?

  37. I’m trying to get pregnant and I want to substitute coffee in the morning. Can I have this tea? Do you think it can affect my fertility? Thank you πŸ™

  38. I thought black tea after 5' or more infusiating would not any any teaine/caffeine in it …tanines would remain though…mm I wonder.

  39. I watched this video a few times over the last few years- I know- weird- but I never had all the ingredients to make! I finally made it when I arrived in my little cabin I am staying in this summer, and it warmed the whole atmosphere and tastes amazing. I put several servings in little mason jars and enjoyed for days! I will be making more today! thank you Adreinne- made with love!

  40. Adriene, I love you so much πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› you are a super beautiful creature and I just want to thank you for taking your time in making this videos. I feel SO good when I finish a video of you, if it's doing yoga or making delicious tea 🍡
    You are so funny and adorable, your voice is so calming… Agh! I just love it >///<
    Thank you. Sending very warm thoughts and hugs πŸ™‚

  41. Beautiful video. Thanks Adriene.

  42. does this taste good?

  43. You are so calming. I’d forgotten about yogi tea. Going to make a batch now!

  44. This tea is a pakistani cure for stomach cramps,colds, fevers and pain anyway in the body. My mum always makes this tea. Its called Kahwa in my language. We also add peppermint.

  45. is it okay to use cardamon seeds? what would the amount be if using cardamon seeds?

  46. I live in Texas too

  47. When you are Indian and have been drinking it since forever. Glad to see this beneficial recipe reaching more people. It really is amazing.

  48. Tea….ummmmm, thanks.β™₯️

  49. I love your kitchen! Great colors, the seafoam tiles are lovely. I had a vintage tiled bathroom in that color. As always, great video. <3

  50. Love it. You are a sweetheart,wonderful person!

  51. The art of alchemy

  52. Hahaha Ginger Rogers popped …just kidding πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  53. Love this! My 8 yr old daughter and I watched and she wants to make the tea too. Question, once it’s made or put into mason jars how long does it keep for?
    Thank you! Love your videos.

  54. I'm so jealous, of COURSE her kitchen is this cute. i love u so much Adriene :')

  55. ❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀

  56. Oooh! A must try for me! ☺ Thanks Adriene and sending love from the Philippines! Namaste! πŸ™

  57. Adriene is the most beautiful woman to walk on earth. Its not a compliment. Its a fact.

  58. So sweet to see you making yogi tea in your cute kitchen, Adriene. I've got all the spices and am heading into the kitchen now… Thank you!

  59. Hi adrien. I want to know that what should I eat befor and after yoga.pls

  60. I will definitely be trying this soon! It sounds so warming and healing. Thank you, Adriene. <3

  61. From India , add lemon too , tastes too good instead milk ,

  62. Is it right and healthy to boil tea for such a long time

  63. Well appreciate your video however one valuable tip is NEVER ever put honey in piping hot liquid. It's against ayurvedic properties of ingredients. You can cross check as well. Namaste from yogi from India.

  64. Lots of Love from India. I hope I could get to meet you someday. I will pour all my love to the GURU that day.

  65. Tried it for the first time today! I was pleased to discover that following this recipe fits perfectly into my teapot, so I don't need to alter these portions. Just what I need to help cleanse the system, thanks Adriene!

  66. Hi all excited to try this yogi tea! Just wondering if anyone has tried adding turmeric to it and how it turned out πŸ™‚

  67. Ur awesome Adrienne wish u were my daughter..

  68. Hi Adriene, if you have cardamom powder instead of seeds, how much do you put in? Thanks! I love your channel! πŸ™‚

  69. just say masala chai

  70. A little trick after you buy that big ginger root is freezing it and scraping off just what you need for the batch. The other dried spices keep well, stored out of light and away from moisture.

  71. What a beautiful person ❀️

  72. 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 πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ) and I’m certain it sped up the recovery! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this little miracle πŸ˜‰ and for all your wonderful videos which are teaching me the value of taking time and self care πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ» Namaste

  73. 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,.

  74. Oooo I am so going to make this! Thank you Adriene πŸ™‚

  75. 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 AlwaysπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸ’–

  76. I really like the "watch them dance" part <3

  77. Your kitchen is so pretty πŸ™‚

  78. I just want to say thank you so much always🌹

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

  80. Thank you πŸ™πŸΌ

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

  82. How long does it last in the fridge?

  83. namaste Adriene

  84. mmmmm delicious!!!

  85. Just made my first batch, excellent! Thank you for sharing.

  86. 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!

  87. I’m a Chinese guy, and I’m in China now,If u want some Chinese tea ,I can help u

  88. 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!!!

  89. Hello Adriene. Where did you get your ingredients, specifically the whole spices?

  90. 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…

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

  92. Going to go make this today we all have colds this looks just what we need in this house πŸ™‚

  93. Love you with all my heart

  94. We call this masala cha in Bangladesh. I miss home 😒

  95. I love your kitchen!

  96. 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?

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

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

  99. Making chai was my hobby at uni

    Looking forward to drinking pans of this πŸ˜‚

  100. 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.

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