Summer Solstice and Strawberry Full Moon

This year’s solstice coincides with the Strawberry Moon, Native American tribes called Solstice moon Strawberry moon. 

It is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. 

Bringing a day with the most amount of sunshine as the sun will reach the highest point throughout the course of the year and Full Moon. 

Plus it marks the beginning of the strawberry season. The two events coincide once every 70 years.

Solstice I love the name, meaning “sun stands still”. 

Happy Summer Days!! 

Solstice Blessings,


Soulstice Spa Retreat

Yogi Tea Recipe 

Yogi Tea is health promoting, delicious, soothing and a great coffee substitute. It has a heavenly aroma and in the science of yogic foods the spices used are said to have the following five Ayurveda properties. 

• Black pepper: blood purifier 

• Cardamom pods: digestive aid 

• Cloves: beneficial to the nervous system 

• Cinnamon: strengthens the bones 

• Ginger root: healing for colds and flu, increases energy

The milk in the tea helps in the easy assimilation of spices. A homeopathic dose of black tea acts as an alloy for all the ingredients, creating just the right chemical balance.


For each cup: 

10 ounces of water (about 1 1/3 cups) 

3 whole cloves 

4 whole green cardamom pods, cracked 

4 whole black peppercorns 

½ stick cinnamon 

¼ teaspoon black tea 

½ cup milk 

2 slices fresh ginger root

Cooking Instructions:

Bring water to a boil and add spices. Cover and boil 15 to 20 minutes, then add black tea. Let sit for a few minutes, then add the milk and return to a boil. Don’t let it boil over. When it reaches a boil, remove immediately from heat, strain, and sweeten with honey, if desired.

You will be intrigued by the complex flavor Yogi Tea presents the delicious and aromatic spices leave you feeling vibrant and alive, while supporting overall well-being. It’s simple to brew- Enjoy! 

To warm yogi tea,