Traditionally chai, with its base mixture of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, and clove, is considered to be one of the more overtly spicy and exhilarating blends.
Because of the two conflicting characteristics of this tea, it makes a great late afternoon drink. It wont keep you up all night, but it might give you that last boost of energy to get you through the day.
Rooibos is well known to be one of the most relaxing hot beverages you can brew. The needle shaped leaves of the Red Bush, (Latin: Aspalathus linearis) produce a caffeine free drink that is noted by nutritionists and health consultants the world over for its soothing character.
Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 6 minutes.
- Organic: rooibos, ginger root, cardamom, pepper, clove, cinnamon