We serve herbal teas in the cafe, from Yogi tea. With every teabag comes a wisdom. What does the universe tell you today? -Love has no fear and no vengeance? Or is it more like: May this day bring you peace, tranquility and harmony? Or just simply: Work, but don’t forget to live.
The story behind Yogi tea is really interesting. “A small group of students in Southern California have just finished their yoga class. They are milling around, chatting and sipping aromatic spiced tea prepared for them by their yoga teacher, Yogi Bhajan, an inspiring teacher of holistic living who came from India to the West in 1969. Soon, the students began making the tea on their own, and that’s where the story of Yogi begins. ” Today the company is know internationally, have more than 60 tea flavors, which are wildly popular.
We choose to serve yogi teas not only because of their great taste, but also because this company uses Organic ingredients, is concerned about the farmers well fair and all in all wants to give back to society and to Mother Earth. Because we at Roots care about nature, we try to use products from companies that do the same.
Come and have a nice cup of tea next time you are getting to cold on the slopes or make your own once you are back at home with the below, original recipe. Enjoy!
- 10 ounces of water (about 1 1/3 cups)
- 3 whole cloves
- 4 whole green cracked cardamom pods
- 4 whole black peppercorns
- 2 slices fresh ginger root
- ½ stick cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon black tea
- ½ cup milk or milk substitute
Using a large pot, bring water to boiling and carefully add spices. Cover and boil 15 to 20 minutes, then add black tea. Let sit for 3-5 minutes, then add the milk and return to a boil. Upon reaching a boil, carefully remove from heat and strain. If desired, add honey for sweetness.
Makes one 8 ounce serving.
In Japanese: http://japan.yogiproducts.com/