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
- 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.