A comforting beverage. A tonic health that nourishes body and soul.
Just the smell of this tea reminds me of all the good things in life.
In a word “togetherness”.
Those afternoons when me and Sophie would take the yoga mats out, set the room with the right light, maybe a couple of candles and just be together doing yoga, just being happy and being present.
I’d let the tea simmer on the hob for about 20-30 mins so the aroma would spread in the house and make us happy ♥
[and OK often Daisy would join in too ;)]
But it also reminds me of the time spent in the kitchen together and winter duvet nights 🙂
A good yogi tea, however, goes beyond taste.
The medicinal ingredients it is made of can help with digestion, joint health and is a good prevention for colds, flu and allergies.
Here the links to the studies.
Did you know that ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory?
Ginger is one of the oldest and most widely used medicinal spices in the world.
This root is known not only for its digestive and anti-inflammatory properties, but it is also used to prevent colds, flu and nausea (if the fresh root flavour is too strong, you can try to use the powder instead of the fresh root).
This root also has strong antibacterial properties [Link to Study]against metabolic acidosis.
Studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in fighting Escherichia coli, Staphylococcal and Candida albicans infections.
Anti-tumor properties, beneficial effects on vascular disorders, diabetes mellitus and gastrointestinal health
In addition, as noted in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine study titled “Anti-inflammatory Ginger Antioxidant Effects in Health and Physical Activity: An Up-to-Date Review of Evidence”, it is cited:
“Ginger anticancer potential is well-documented [Link to Study]and its functional components such as gingerols and shogaols are the precious ingredients that can prevent different types of cancer, angiogenesis and metastasis, induction of apoptosis and inhibition of progression of the cell cycle. It also improves cardiovascular disorders, diabetes mellitus and gastrointestinal health. ”
This is my version of the classic yogi tea, my daughter insisted on calling it “Daisy” like our merry, little Beagle ♥
500 ml of water
15 pods of cardamom (split the pods first)
3 mixed spice whole berries
6 nutmeg cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tea bag
Milk of your choice
Raw honey* to taste
**(because it contains honey it should not be used in children under the age of one)
Pour the water in a pan and add all the ingredients. Turn the heat on, bring to a boil and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Turn the heat off.
Add the tea bag of your choice (my favourite is Rooibos Tea) and let it sit for about 2-3 minutes. Strain and enjoy 🙂