Review on herbal spice tea blends from Yogi Tea
You may or may not be aware of some of the fantastic food shows which are taking place at the moment. One of the recent ones I attended was Natural and Organics Show which was for me just heavenly to mix with many great companies doing great things and all with the mother nature firmly in their minds. I had the pleasure of introducing myself to Yogi Tea who had a stand there while sipping a sample of their offerings. Liking their background story I offered to write up a review on their teas. And so, here are my thoughts having been drinking their tea for the last few weeks.
The Yogi Tea story begins in 1969 when yoga and healthy living teacher Yogi Bhanjan came from India to the West enlightening us with his teachings. Yogi’s classes were accompanied by his special blend of herbal tea made up from several main Ayurvedic spices: cardamom seed, cinnamon bark, clove bud, ginger root and black pepper. Popularity of the tea grew among the students and so it was not long before a few of them set up the Yogi Tea Company. Before long Yogi Tea was being served in yoga centres and the vegetarian Golden Temple restaurants, followed by health food stores in a tea bag and loose tea form. The tea is now sold worldwide and has developed into over 40 different blends.
I must confess I’m not much of a herbal tea drinker, I like a bit of peppermint tea now and again, but really prefer fresh mint. Although I have rather taken to Rooibos tea aka Red Bush and now I rather dislike regular everyday tea bags. As a non connoisseur of herbal teas I found the Yogi Tea variety’s I tried quite similar though I am sure a more sophisticated pallet would be able to pick out the different elements and flavours better than myself. In particular I especially enjoyed the aroma of the Ginger Orange with Vanilla flavour, while the stand out favourite taste wise for me was the Choco variety. Delicious! I think one of the key differences in taste to other teas herbal teas is the special combination of added spices.
One of the things I really like about Yogi Tea is that they use quality ingredients while keeping mother nature in mind and using organically grown herbs and spices from controlled environments as much as possible.
So if you are a herbal tea drinker with so many varieties to choose from I’m sure you will be able to find one of your regular favourites with a special Yogi twist. And if you are a herbal tea virgin, what better place start. Please leave your Yogi Tea comments below along with which ones are your favourites.