Smooth Madagascar vanilla is added to rich Rooibos red tea to make a refreshing drink you will enjoy, and no caffeine! Rooibos tea has no tannins so will not get bitter. Adapted from the Nourishing Gourmet.
Crack the spices (excluding the cinnamon sticks and ginger). You can use a mortar and pestle, or a quick whiz in a coffee grinder.
. Add to a medium pot with the cinnamon sticks and ginger and add 6 cups of filtered water.
Bring to a boil and lower the heat to maintain a low simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Strain. Add the vanilla extract.
This concentrate will keep up to 10 days in the refrigerator.
To serve, combine and heat with milk of choice(I like almond or coconut) in a 1 to 1 ratio (per serving, generally use 3/4 cup of concentrate to 3/4 cup of milk) and sweetener of choice. Or, if you like, just add to water to make tea.