Our Story

For more than 40 years, YOGI TEA® has stood for delicious herb and spice teas that are based on unique Ayurvedic tea recipes with roots in the 3,000-year-old Indian philosophy.

Yogi Tea Cup

Those who live mindfully discover something great in small things. We believe that living in balance can do a lot of good for everyone – and that there is an incredible amount of inspiration for it in a cup of tea!

Our story began more than 40 years ago with a wonderfully aromatic spice tea. This tea – today known as YOGI TEA® Classic – laid the foundation for the unique variety of delicious Ayurvedic herb and spice tea blends that appeal equally to our mind and spirit.

With our teas, the yogic wisdom on each tea tag and a yoga exercise on each pack, we want to provide inspiration to you every day and thus contribute to a more peaceful, healthy world full of mindfulness and happiness.

Serve your Spirit.
100% organic – 100% taste!

Our Mission

We Serve – the purpose of business is to serve; we do this by serving the consumer a genuine and quality product and by serving and caring for the interests of all stakeholders including our employees, our customers, our trading partners, the communities in which the company does business, our partnerships with the growers who provide the herbs and spices, and our owners.

We will remain authentic – our products will always be grounded in Ayurveda and the magical health giving powers of herbs.

We are passionate about what we do – we are committed to excellence, and to a discipline of doing the right things right.

We only make healthy products – we sustain the environment and are responsible for our impact on it.

We will continuously improve – by creating a learning environment, by empowering our team members, and by providing training and growth for people to develop and achieve their highest potential within a pleasant and safe workplace.

We operate with integrity – it is fundamental to all aspects of our dealings with our stakeholders.


The Original YOGI TEA recipe


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


Cooking Instructions:

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.

Photographs by Sat Gurumukh Khalsa