By definition, chai tea is a mixture of black tea, honey, spices, and milk. The spices can vary depending on personal taste.
I chose spices that, for me, capture the essence of fall.
(In a small saucepan, mix together 1 cup of milk, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla. Heat until steaming, whisking constantly until the mixture is very frothy.)
Honey-Vanilla Chai Tea Latte
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon cardamom
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
12 ounces water, boiling
2 individual tea bags
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Bring water to boil.
In a small bowl, whisk together cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, cardamom, and nutmeg. Set aside.
Place the tea bags in a 2-cup glass measuring cup (or other heat-safe container). Place a sieve (or colander) over the measuring cup and line it with a coffee filter.
Place spice mixture in coffee filter. Carefully pour boiling water over the spice mixture, allowing it to slowly filter through the spices and drip down onto the tea bags. Allow tea bags to steep for 3-5 minutes, or until your preferred strength of tea is achieved.
Discard coffee filter and spices. Divide the spiced tea between two mugs.
Heat milk, honey, and vanilla in small saucepan until steaming (this can also be done in the microwave). Use a whisk to froth the milk. Divide milk mixture between the two mugs containing the spiced tea and enjoy!