For a good cup of chai, crush a pinch of cardamom seeds and add them to milk (1 cup per person) while bringing it to a gentle boil. Once the milk comes to a boil, take it off the heat and add the chai blend of your choice (there are several types you can buy*). Use one teaspoon per cup and let it steep for 5 minutes. Then strain the leaves and add sugar, maple syrup or honey to taste. Enjoy the chai!
* I like the one from Glenbog Fine Teas at the Kingston Markets in Canberra. It is an Assam tea with cinnamon, cloves, ginger, coriander, cardamom & pepper. You can call up and order over the phone - they send stuff via mail.