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This rooibos chai tea is absolutely divine any time of the year, but especially so when made to enjoy in the coldness of fall and winter.  There is just something about chai tea AND rooibos tea that warms you from the inside… and now that the days are getting decidedly colder (and the nights even more so!), it sure is nice to have something like this to come home to.

This particular recipe is actually to make up a batch of this tea to either give as gifts to your family and friends, or to make enough to store for yourself and your family to enjoy all season long.  Whatever you decide to do with it, just enjoy!  This tastes even better when served alongside some freshly baked shortbread cookies  :)

 

Chai Rooibos Winter Warming Tea:

  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 15 allspice berries
  • 15 whole cloves
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 15 black peppercorns
  • ¼ teaspoon dried ginger
  • 6 tablespoons red rooibos
  • 1 muslin tea bag
  • 1 recipe card

1)     Take the cloves, allspice berries, cardamom pods and peppercorns and crush them slightly in a pestle and mortar.  Combine with the rooibos, dried ginger and cinnamon sticks.  Pour into the muslin bag, and tie on a recipe card with the following directions

2)     To make the tea: add one tea bag to a pot of 6 cups of simmering water.  Simmer for 15 minutes.  Remove muslin bag carefully.  Add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, if desired

3)     This chai concentrate will last 10 days in the refrigerator

4)     To serve: mix and heat equal amounts of the concentrate with your choice of milk or non-dairy milk.  Sweeten to taste with honey

 

Many thanks to Mother Nature Network (http://www.mnn.com ) for the recipe!  This was a nice early Christmas gift  

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