I cooked up a big batch of chai – here’s my recipe (approximately):
For 4 cups water plus 2 cups soy milk:
8 black peppercorns
18 cardamom pods
2 pieces dried ginger
1 1/2 cinnamon sticks
I smashed up all the spices with a mortar a pestle, and simmered them for about 45 minutes. Then I added 6 tsp Lipton Darjeeling tea and simmered for 7 minutes more. I added a generous spoonful of sugar to my cup, and I refrigerated the rest to heat up later. It came out delicious! A good balance of spices.