Well-Being for Moms

Rooibos Chai

Prep Time

15 minutes

Prep Notes

Caffeine and dairy free, fragrant chai.

Cooking Time

5 minutes


4 cups


  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup almond milk (ideally unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup loose rooibos tea (or 4 teabags)
  • 3 each cardamon pods, cloves, star anise or 1 t fennel seeds
  • 1 t fresh ginger (finely chopped or grated) or 1 T ground ginger
  • 1 t licorice root (it will make it sweet, omit of you don't like the licorice taste)

Optional: 3 peppercorns (if you want it a bit spicy, I don't add because of children)


  1. Using a mortal and pestle, lightly crush all spice (you can omit and leave them whole if you don't have the nerves today)
  2. In a sauce pan bring water to boil, add spices, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 4 minutes.
  3. Add almond milk and rooibos tea and bring back to boil.
  4. Remove from the heat, cover and steep for another 5 minutes.
  5. Strain and serve hot in winter or over ice in summer. Enjoy.


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Recipe by Veronika Bar, of www.veronikabar.com. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.