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Rooibus Chai
© Antonis Achilleos

Rooibus Chai

  • SERVINGS: 4 Servings

Rooibus chai leaves, which are grown in South Africa, resemble tea leaves but come from a different plant and don't have any tannins. They have recently made an appearance on store shelves here. You can substitute black tea in this recipe; add it during the last 5 minutes of simmering.

  1. 4 cups water
  2. 2/3 cup whole milk
  3. 2 cinnamon sticks
  4. 2 teaspoons cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  5. 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  6. 2 quarter-size slices of fresh ginger, lightly smashed
  7. 1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  8. 2 tablespoons sugar
  9. 2 tablespoons loose rooibus tea
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over moderate heat. Reduce the heat to moderately low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until pale rust colored, about 20 minutes. Strain the chai through a fine sieve and serve hot.
Notes One Serving Calories 49 kcal, Total Fat 1.3 gm, Saturated Fat .8 gm.
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