It's winter time and a lovely time to share a hot tea recipe! Jeeta takes us through making a delicious chai tea recipe and this one is mood altering! Hope you enjoy!
~Makes 2 cups~
2 cups of water
Fresh ginger grated (quarter inch piece)
One stalk of lemongrass cut into smaller pieces
6-8 tulsi leaves
3-4 shreds of saffron
Cinnamon and cardamom to taste
1/4 cup of milk (nut milk also)
Tea leaves (I use 50-50 mix of organic Ceylon and Assam to which I add dried tulsi leaves and ginger powder)
Sweetener of your choice (optional)
Bring all the ingredients except milk and tea leaves to a boil.
When it starts to boil add your milk, let it boil again and turn it off.
Then add 1.5 teaspoon of tea leaves for each mug, so 3 teaspoons of tea total
and cover your chai, allowing it to brew for 2-3 minutes so the color sets in.
Strain and enjoy!
In Ayurvedic tradition, this tea is made without adding any milk (dairy) or tea leaves (caffeine). This herbal tea, can be strained and enjoyed with a few drops of lemon. Honey can be added when it has cooled down a bit. Since chai tea is very popular, we are using this herbal base to then make chai tea with benefits.
By Jennifer Miller
Jennifer Miller is a Central Florida yoga teacher who completed her Yoga Nidra Professional Training at Amrit Yoga Institute in 2018, and has been an Ashtanga practitioner since January of 2018.
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois once said, "Yoga is for everyone, except lazy people." From experience, I believe this to be true. Ashtanga requires a certain level of commitment to self-transformation. You must learn to practice with discipline and consistency to see and feel the results. The Mysore style of yoga is a self-facilitated practice modified for each individual practitioner with individual attention from your teacher. Coming to your mat and doing the same sequence of asanas (postures) brings you into self-awareness of your body and the deep internal workings of the mind. The mind places so many limiting beliefs on our capabilities as human beings that we believe it and abide by the mind as if the mind is totally in control. Through the practice of Ashtanga, you come to learn all about your strengths and weaknesses. By practicing with commitment, consistency, and discipline, you will develop the tools to move through the false identification of the self, and you will embody the infinite potential of the human experience.
If you are ready to stop moving through the motions of life and truly start living, Ashtanga is the practice for you.