When I was living in the Ashram as a devotee of Yogi Bhajan and going to summer and winter solstice, everyone had to do what was called a Sava. Sava is Karma Yoga, which is the discipline of selfless action as a way to perfection.
Everyone volunteered and performed jobs or tasks of their choosing. My particular job of choice was always in the kitchen, in which I would get to make yogi Tea and rolling the spices for the teas.. The Yogi tea was made in several huge vats similar to a witches cauldron. The huge vats/cauldrons of yogi tea were made at 5 AM for sunrise meditation. In the evening around 5pm we made an additional batch of tea, but the spices for that time were rolled and put together in the middle of the night or late at night..
Black Tea benefits the heart, digestion, stress levels, and more. Including building a strong immune system and reducing stress. Black tea does have caffeine, so be mindful of how much you drink at one sitting.
For those of you who may not be used to working with loose teas, here is what you need to follow:
- Boil water in tea kettle
- Add 1-2 tablespoons of loose black tea to 8 or 12 oz of just boiled 212 degrees F water. Use for tea ware of choice.
- Allow 3 to 5 minutes of steeping time
This recipe for yogi tea by yogi Bhajan was based on the knowledge of Ayurveda. a blend of the following: