• 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.


    Imka Webb

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