Rooibos spiced chai mulled cider

July 25, 2018
Rooibos spiced chai mulled cider

Masala chai (meaning spiced tea) is originally from India and is a tea blended to bring optimal balance to the body. Rooibos is a wonderful alternative to a black tea, as it contains no caffeine and doesn’t become bitter when brewed traditionally. It makes the perfect base for a hot mulled cider

Recipe and styling by Jessica Bonin

Photograph and styling by Hein van Tonder

Rooibos spiced chai mulled cider

Serves: 4
Total Time: 15 mins


  • 40ml (8 tsp) loose leaves (preferably)/8 teabags Rooibos spiced chai tea
  • 1L (4 cups) water
  • 20ml (4 tsp) honey
  • 2 x 340ml apple ciders



Place the Rooibos spiced chai tea in a pot on the stove with the water.


Bring the water to a boil, then simmer over low heat, 10 minutes.


Strain the tea leaves or remove and discard the teabags. Transfer the brewed tea to a larger pot.


Add the honey and cider to the pot and cook over low heat, 5 minutes. Serve and savour the moment.


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