YOGI TEA® Himalaya is a very old tea recipe that captures the meditative energy of the majestic Himalayas. Fennel and spicy ginger give this classic chai an intriguing flavour and rich aroma. The addition of warm, sweet cinnamon, anise and coriander make it especially delicious. Enjoy in the Indian tradition: sweetened and with a little milk or milk substitute. The essence of this tea is: ‘Balance and openness’.
ginger*, fennel*, cinnamon*, anise*, coriander*, cinnamon oil*, ginger oil*, liquorice*
* Certified organic
Ginger has been used in the Far East for more than 3,000 years as a condiment and medicinal plant. It has a fruity-tart taste and contains essential oils and important minerals as well as various vitamins.
Fennel is considered one of the oldest medicinal plants. It belongs to the umbellifereae family and has been popular worldwide for many thousands of years due to its intense aroma. Fennel has a sweet yet spicy taste, somewhat reminiscent of aniseed.
Cinnamon is one of the most expensive herbs in the world and is thought to have been used in China around 3,000 B.C. as a herb and medicinal plant. Cinnamon is extracted from the bark of the cinnamon tree. It tastes aromatic and sweet, and contains nutritious tannins as well as valuable essential oils.
This annual plant thrives in Asia and southeastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea; its sweet-tasting fruit has been adored by people for thousands of years. Aniseed used to be presented as a sacrifice to the Gods: nowadays it is used in cakes, Christmas baking and as a delicious herb in many YOGI TEA®s.
In the Middle East and Asia, the gentle, sweet-tasting coriander is used in just about every dish. Firstly, because of its magnificent aroma that resembles an aromatic-spicy blend of mint, nutmeg and orange. Secondly, coriander is full of nutrients and was even referred to in the Old Testament as a medicinal plant.
Liquorice has been used since ancient times for its medicinal properties and is one of the 50 basic herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It is around 50 times sweeter than sugar and tastes mild, sweet, bitter and aromatic. Liquorice was selected as the Medicinal Plant of the Year in 2012 due to its valuable nutrients.
Pour 280 ml of freshly boiled water over the teabag. Allow to infuse for 7 minutes or longer for a stronger flavour. Add milk or milk substitute and sweetener to taste.