Red Rooibos Chai (Western Cape, Africa)

Total Time
10hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 hrs

Rooibos tea is grown in the Western Cape and many coffee shops sell rooibos tea. Red Chai is a great rooibos chai recipe from The Tea Spot. It's also the winner of the October, 2010 About.com Monthly Tea Recipe Contest. Caffeine-free rooibos is a natural fit for masala chai spices and the spices are very clear, thanks to an overnight soaking, and the flavor of the tea to the spices is well balanced.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Steep(marinate) spices in 8 oz(1 cup) boiling water that's been taken off the heat. Marinate overnight in fridge. Strain out spices from marinade.
  2. Steep rooibos tea leaves in 2 cups boiling water for 6 minutes. Strain out leaves.
  3. Add honey and strained steeped spice mix to Rooibos tea.
  4. Heat milk to just below boil.
  5. Combine with tea/steeped spice mix.
  6. Serve immediately.
  7. Enjoy!