Ayurveda, the Doshas and Yogi tea


Spices: Ground Cinnamon, Cinnamon Rolls, Clove, Anice, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Vanilla, Roses

Since the beginning, we have used Ayurvedic principles to formulate teas for well-being. Part of the Ayurvedic system of energetics includes the concept of three primal metabolic regulatory forces, the doshas: vata, pitta and kapha.

In general, our teas are formulated to be tridoshic, so that anyone can benefit from any given tea. However, some tea formulas are more directed toward one particular dosha. Depending on the dosha being targeted, we select ingredients that are known to reduce that particular energy in the body.


Below are examples of Yogi tea ingredients that reduce each dosha:

Vata: Cardamom seed and Haritaki fruit

Pitta: Amla fruit and Rose petal

Kapha: Black pepper and Eleuthero root


Below are examples of Yogi teas recommended for each dosha:

Vata: Yogi Honey Lavender Stress Relief (vata can promote tension) and Yogi Bedtime (vata can promote occasional sleeplessness)

Pitta: Yogi Egyptian Licorice Mint (licorice and mints are cooling) and Yogi Skin DeTox (skin is a pitta organ, and this tea helps reduce heat in the body)

Kapha: Yogi Green Tea Energy (kapha can promote lethargy) and Yogi Breathe Deep (kapha can promote respiratory congestion)


By formulating our teas from a central base of Ayurveda, Yogi tea is able to bring the benefits of herbs from around the globe to you in a tasty, purposeful way.


To read and learn more about the doshas and what they mean, check out some entries from my blog series on the doshas:

Your Ayurvedic Consitution

Five Reasons to Love Each Dosha

Dosha Diets

Eat According to Your Body’s Energies


  • Angela Rose says:

    Kapha: Yogi Green Tea Energy (kapha can promote lethargy) and Yogi Breathe Deep (kapha can promote respiratory congestion)
    In the above statement it says “can promote respiratory congestion”
    Doesnt that mean it can cause respiratory congestion and if so isnt that bad ? Or am i just misunderstanding ?

  • Becca Lesser says:

    Hi Angela,

    Thanks for the question, we’re happy to clarify the information in this post. Because the kapha dosha can promote respiratory congestion, we recommend Breathe Deep as it is formulated to support respiratory health. We hope this helps, and welcome you to email customerservice@yogiproducts.com with any further questions. Thank you!

  • Pam Porterfield says:

    Stomach Ease is my yummy go to when my sensitive Vata dosha acts up!

  • Becca Lesser says:

    Hi Pam!

    Thanks so much for your kind words 🙂 Happy to hear that our Stomach Ease tea is one of your go-to teas! Thanks again for the love, and be well!

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