Rooibos Masala Chai

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Now Friday nights are always curry night, it has become a bit of a tradition. When I was a kid we always used to have this drink that my mum called Indian tea. It was made very crudely and was based on what my dad had said he used to drink when he was in India.

Well fast forward a few years to a few days ago when I bought some Rooibos Chai tea bags, they tasted very similar to the Indian tea that we used to have when I was a lot younger. So I then had to remember what I was told about how to make it and I had to change regular black tea for Rooibos because I never drink caffeinated drinks, but I don’t mind as it adds its own flavour to the mix.

I find the best way to make this tea is to use whole spices wherever possible and to let it cook for longer than you would expect. Also letting it stand before reheating is actually vital as this gives the spices a time to infuse. It does mean making this tea takes quite a while but trust me it is worth. Just as a note, my dad said that when he had it in India they would cook it up with sugar which you can do but i don’t like my drinks that sweet so left it out.

About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

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