Chai tea, or tea tea, is pretty great, and is equally easy to make at home, provided you've got the proper tools and ingredients. Originating in India,the following recipe is for traditionally brewed masala tea.

For the first step, you will need to make a powder of spices that will be used later on, using:

A bit of dry ginger

Cardamom pods, about 3-5

A clove or two

A cinnamon stick

A couple peppercorns

While the pre-ground versions of these spices work, the fresh ones provide a much better flavor. Start off by grinding everything as fine as it can be using a mortar and pestle, or a spice grinder. Combine all the spices, and put aside.

Next, in a medium pan, set about 1.5 cups of water to boil on the stove, and then add a teaspoon of the previously made spice mix once the boil has been reached. If sweetness is desired, add sugar in with the spice mix. Let the boil continue for about a minute or so, and then dump about a tablespoon of black tea leaves into the mix, turn the heat down, and then add around a cup of your favorite milk.

Let everything simmer for 2-3 minutes, kill the heat, and remove the pot from the stove. Next, pour it through a fine sieve directly into the drinking glass, and enjoy.

Alternativly, if you're hella lazy like I can be, you can just dump spice powders into the hot water after it boils, and go from there.