As we sat, holding space together for the very first time, the kettle began to whistle. I had just arrived at Pranashanti in Ottawa, submersing myself in Kundalini Teacher Training with Devinder Kaur. I knew after chanting the Adi Mantra as a unit, I was exactly where I needed to be. Forming relationships with people of like mind; this community felt supportive and receptive. Before the break, Devinder explained the Yogi Tea had finished brewing; a staple within a Kundalini practice offering nourishment, warmth and conversation. I have sipped ever since, not only for the benefits but also to remind myself of the energy felt when surrounded within supportive community.
Recipe as per Yogi Bhajan:
10oz water 2 slices fresh ginger 3 cloves 4 green cardamom pods, cracked 1/2 cinnamon stick 1 black tea bag 1/2 cup milk honey (optional)
“Bring the water to a boil and add the spices. Cover and continue boiling for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat, add black tea and let steep for 1-2 minutes. Add milk and honey, bring to a boil and remove from heat. Strain and serve.” This tea does act as a mild stimulant. It is a nerve tonic and cleanses the liver, blood, colon and bones. Excellent for colds, flu and physical weakness.
Since I am always sipping, I tend to make 5 times the recipe. I then store in a mason jar in the fridge, warming on the stove when I crave. You’re welcome.
Source: The Aquarian Teacher by Yogi Bhajan