|Redbush Masala Chai|
I was recently asked for a masala chai recipe, and what better base than redbush (rooibosh) tea for a mild-tasting and caffeine-free alternative to black tea? I find this a great drink for night time, as it is sweet and relaxing, and doesn't keep you awake like caffeinated teas. There are so many different masala combinations for chai, and I chose this one mainly according to what I had in the cupboard, but you could experiment with a cinnamon stick and/ or nutmeg if you want. Remember that redbush tea has a very delicate flavour, so spice it with a light touch.
- Put the teabag and the water in a small saucepan and bring to the boil with the spices.
- Add the gour (try date syrup if you prefer) and stir until dissolved.
- Add however much milk you like, and simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Strain and serve piping hot. (Alternatively, add the milk and gour to the individual cup to suit everyone.)