Yogi Tea’s story

Yogi Tea’s story begins in 1969 when Yogi Bhajan, an inspired and inspiring teacher of holistic living, started teaching yoga in the west. He shared the wisdom and knowledge of Ayurveda and healthy living that he had mastered in India with his students while serving them a specially spiced tea, which they affectionately named “Yogi Tea.” The recipe contained five traditional Ayurvedic spices: cardamom seed, cinnamon bark, clove bud, ginger root and black pepper.

Throughout the seventies and eighties Yogi Tea was served in yoga centers and vegetarian Golden Temple restaurants. Intrigued by the deliciously complex flavor and inherent benefits of this unique combination of spices, it wasn’t long before several of the yogi’s students were inspired to brew their own “Yogi Tea.”

Yogi tea

This grassroots endeavor blossomed into the Yogi Tea Company and before long packages of the rough, dried spices began to appear in natural foods stores. As demand increased, the spices were more finely ground, packaged and sealed into individual tea bags.

Now sold all over the world, YOGI TEA® has continued to grow and expand its tea offerings with over 40 unique and delicious tea blends available in Europe.

We are proud to have Yogi Tea as Main Sponsor BYC 2014, make sure you enjoy their amazing Tea in the Stands Area throughout the Conference.


One Comment

  1. Bill

    This is kind of deceptive. The original Yogi Tea company was bought out by a larger company many years ago. It’s a different product altogether – it might be good in itself, but it has nothing to do with the original Yogi Tea. In recent years the company made a product called the Original Yogi Tea (now discontinued) that tried to mimic the original recipe, but it was nowhere near the quality of the original recipe of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and black pepper. I’ve never found anything that comes close to the original recipe.

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