here is what i do:
for one big cup of chai use about
- 2 teaspoons of black tea,
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon,
- 1/2 teaspoon of black grounded pepper (maybe chili or cayenne for the hard boys),
- the seeds of 3 cardamon seedpods and
- one clove.
put this in a teabag and infuse it for 5 minutes. add a little warm milk and sugar as you please.
you may use whole cinnamon sticks but i feel they just take way too long to flavor the tea. star anise and ginger are normally included. i haven’t had these at home so i couldn’t figure out what the dose for those would be.