Oolong Rooibos Chai Recipe + Giveaway!

You all have been so wonderful and supportive – it has blown me away at your response to my new blog! As a thank you, I am giving away some of my favorite things over the next four Fridays.

“A Month of Giveaways!”

This week’s Giveaway will be a $50 Gift Card from Amazon!

Let’s face it, sometimes your local stores just don’t carry items that you need or want, like the ingredients for Oolong Rooibos Chai, my version of the Trim Healthy Mama Shrinker drink. That’s where Amazon comes in handy!

Oolong Rooibos Chai Recipe - MamaShire

When I first started following Trim Healthy Mama two years ago, I began drinking their famous “Shrinker” sipper drink and loved it. Although the first time I made it, I put WAY too much cayenne in it. Quick lesson learned, start with a pinch of cayenne and build up to suit your taste.

You can find the Original Shrinker Recipe on the Trim Healthy Mama’s website and facebook page. While the original recipe is easy to make, I wanted something even easier – like super easy!  The addition of a rooibos tea that is already spiced was the answer for me.

Oolong Rooibos Chai Recipe - MamaShire

I enjoy one or two of these everyday. If you plan on having just one of these in a day’s time you can use 4 oolong tea bags, but if planning on more than one a day, use just 2-3 oolong tea bags per drink. You’ll get to enjoy more drink, but not use up so many tea bags.


Oolong Rooibos Chai

Oolong Rooibos Chai - MamaShire

5 from 2 reviews

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  • 2-4 oolong tea bags
  • 1 chai rooibos tea bag
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1/2 – 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Now Brand Better Stevia or sweetener of your choice
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of cayenne (can be increased as you like)
  • ice, optional


  1. Bring water to a boil. Put tea bags in quart jar. Make sure to keep your paper tags on the tea bags up and over the side of the jar. Holding onto the tags, carefully pour the hot water into the quart jar. (Keep your hand out of the way) Let steep until it cools.
  2. Remove tea bags and add unsweetened almond milk, sweetener, pinch of sea salt, tiny pinch of cayenne, additional water, and ice (if desired) to fill jar. Stir with spoon or straw.
  3. Enjoy!

Oolong tea and rooibos tea both have excellent health promoting qualities. I have included links below for further reading on their health benefits.

Rooibos Tea
Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea at Web MD
Health Benefits of Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea Health Benefits
The Benefits of Oolong Tea
Great article on 15 Ultimate Fat-Burning Foods that include rooibos tea and cayenne!

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  1. Hi I love reading your blog and post..just wish I had more time to read more..I have a blog but had to let it go for now as working a lot but really enjoy yours..I enetered..hope I di it write..Thanks for all the info and recipes:)..Patricia

    • MamaShire (Author)

      Thank you, Patricia! So glad that you are enjoying the blog!

  2. If I could spell lol..hope I did it right

  3. Sidney

    I still think that this version of THM “Shrinker” is way better than the original! Thanks for coming up with it and sharing so willingly!! ❤️

    • MamaShire (Author)

      I’m so glad you like it, Sidney! And you are welcome. 🙂

  4. Cindy B

    I love to drink things like this with hot water and no ice on a cool day.

    • MamaShire (Author)

      Cindy, that sounds lovely.

  5. Sherry B

    Thank you – I am so excited for you and this new avenue to share and encourage. I love all of the posts so far – and the recipes are awesome.

    • MamaShire (Author)

      Thank you, Sherry!

  6. Rhonda Devine

    Made this today and really enjoy it–thanks:)

    • MamaShire (Author)

      Rhonda, I’m so glad that you liked it! It’s such a comforting drink.

  7. MaryBeth Black

    Could the almond milk be replaced with coconut milk? I have a nut allergy.

    • MamaShire (Author)

      MaryBeth, the coconut milk would put too much fat in the drink for it to be a sipper. Perhaps you could use sunflower, sesame, or flax milk. I’m not sure if you can buy those or if you would have to make them. If you did use coconut milk you should drink it in a short amount of time and not let it be an all day sipper.

  8. Kathy


    • MamaShire (Author)

      Hi Kathy, Yes


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