Warming Winter Chai Tea
Perfect for those snowy holiday evenings (thanks to the use of rooibos, it is caffeine-free).
Makes 2 cups or one small pot of tea.
3 tsp rooibos loose-leaf tea
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 cardamon pods, lightly smashed
¼ tsp fennel seeds
2 star anise seeds
1 thin slice of fresh peeled ginger
Slowly boil the spices together in a glass pot or pan.
After 5 minutes, add the rooibos tea. Boil for an additional 5 minutes.
Using a small strainer, strain and pour the tea mixture into a tea pot. Add a small amount of raw, unpasteurized honey, if desired. Enjoy.