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At the end of every year I try to empty as many jars of bulk goods as I can, so I can buy fresh items come January.  It's just nice to see all those empty jars stacking up, and having to think creatively to get a meal on the table.  We seemed to have a lot of leftover spices hanging around this year, and because I'm trying to go a little lighter on my caffeine intake this decaf Rooibos Chai Tea recipe was born.  This recipe yields 2 cups of bulk tea, so many, many, pots of tea.  And would make a great last minute holiday gift!
1 1/2 cups Rooibos Tea 3 Cinnamon Sticks, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons Cardamon Pods, chopped 1 tablespoon Star Anise pods, chopped 1 teaspoon Whole Peppercorns, roughly cracked
Combine all ingredients, store in an airtight container.
*I did end up adding the end of a jar of ground cinnamon to this recipe.  Less than a 1/2 teaspoon.  I doubt it makes any difference in the flavor, but having another empty jar felt so good! * Feel free to add any extra spices you hav…

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