As you may have guessed, there really is a “yogi” behind Yogi Tea. In 1969 Yogi Bhajan began teaching Kundalini Yoga in America, sharing the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and healthy living that he had mastered in India. After each class he would serve his students a special spice tea based upon this healing science, which they affectionately named Yogi Tea.
Soon, Yogi Bhajan’s students opened Golden Temple Vegetarian Restaurants in the US, Canada, and Europe. The delicious, rich and spicy aroma of Yogi Tea brewing permeated the environment and every customer who enjoyed the tea wanted to make their own cup of Yogi Tea at home. Through these Golden Temple restaurants, the first batches of Yogi Tea were sold to the public. In 1984 this grassroots endeavor blossomed into The Yogi Tea Company and Yogi Tea began to appear on Natural Foods Store shelves throughout the country.