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. More Brunch Recipes

Suki Hertz
January 2002

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© Antonis Achilleos

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 Servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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Notes

One Serving Calories 49 kcal, Total Fat 1.3 gm, Saturated Fat .8 gm.