I find this is similiar to having dessert-without the guilt; the calories and the let down that often accompanies sugar consumption. T
There are many recipes for yogi tea-I like this one as it is an easy tea to prepare and the smell is comforting to everyone who comes into the house.
The spices in the tea are considered to provide benefits such as: reduce pain (cloves); digestive aid(cardamon), cinnamon is considered good for the bones, colds, blood sugar levels, stimulate the digestive process(black pepper), and provide strength and energy(ginger).
2 quarts water
15 whole cloves
20 black peppercorns
3 sticks of cinnamon
20 whole cardmon pods (split the pods first)
8 fresh ginger slices (1/4" thick, no need to peel)
1/2 teaspoon regular or decaf black tea leaves (approximately 1-2 tea bag)
Dairy or soy milk and honey or maple syrup to taste
Bring two quarts of water to a boil. Add cloves and boil one minute. Add cardamom, peppercorns, cinnamon, and ginger. Cover and boil for 30 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer for one to two hours. Remove from heat, add black tea, and let cool. Strain and store in the refrigerator. Reheat when you want a cup and add milk and honey to taste