Cup of Tea Guide: Yogi Tea
That tea is a healthy choice is true. The brand of Yogi Tea is all about health and wellbeing. About 40 years ago the company began to make spice and herbal tea’s following the Ayurvedic based tea recipes. Organic ingredients are the norm and on the package a daily Yoga exercise is displayed. This is one of the most well known brands in organic stores. The collection of herbal and spice blends consists over 60 flavors.
|Brand name: Yogi Tea, a privately owned brand of the East West Tea Company, LLC|
|Homebase: Germany & Oregon, USA|
|Works together with: The Medadumbara Education Project, The Kumari Project, Nevandra Association & Naturefund|
|Famous for: Herbal Detox Tea|
|Brewertea recommended try: Bedtime tea|
|Where to shop online: Amazon has a selection of the teas from Yogi Tea available in the USA. In stores you can find them at Trader Joe’s and other chains.|
|Where to buy as a souvenir while traveling: In France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, UK, Poland and Portugal there are stores that carry the Yogi Tea brand.|
|Packaging: Paper tea bags, one bag makes 8 fl. oz|
The history of Yogi Tea
Yogi Bhajan is the founder of Yogi Tea. He is an Indian spiritual teacher who brought the Sikh religion to the West. He began teaching Kundalini Yoga in America in 1969. After each yoga class, he served a spiced tea to his students, which they affectionately named “Yogi Tea”. The tea was a blend of five traditional Ayurvedic spices: cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and black pepper. Ayurvedic medicine holds that this combination of spices has unique, healthful properties so they are still included in many current formulas.
In the 1970s, students of Yogi Bhajan opened Golden Temple Vegetarian Restaurants in the United States, Canada and Europe. Through these restaurants, Yogi Tea was sold to the public, leading to the creation of the Yogi Tea Company in 1984. Over the next couple of years, the business developed a nationwide distribution network, with finely ground spices packaged in teabags in three varieties. In 1988, Yogi Tea’s team of herbalists expanded the line to include a number of formulas developed to address specific health needs.
The flavors from the tea blenders