I just picked up some fresh spices at the Indian grocery, so I decided to make chai with rooibos last night. For a 12 oz mug I used:
1/2 cinnamon stick
1 small piece dried ginger
3 black peppercorns
6 green cardamom pods
half a piece of star anise
2 teaspoons rooibos (Cameron’s)
I coarsely crushed all the spices with a mortar and pestle and simmered them with water and soymilk for 8 minutes. Then I strained the mixture into my mug with a couple spoonfuls of sugar. Delicious!