Chai is a fantastic way to get several different spices into your diet in one go. So it's a double tick: healthy spices and healthy tea. This recipe can be severed with soy milk or regular milk. I try to do one cup of each. If you are a male and you think that soy was created by the devil to turn you into a female, you may wish to read some solid science on the subject, a good starting place is here: http://jn.nutrition.org/content/140/12/2289S.full.pdf+html
If you would like to know more about spices and their health benefits, then the best book is Healing Spices by Professor BB Aggarwal and my favourite cookbooks are Great Vegetarian Dishes and Vegetarian World Food by Kurma dasa www.kurma.net
Anyway, here is my Chai recipe. Enjoy
2cm piece of fresh ginger
5cm cinnamon stick
4 whole peppercorns
3 whole cloves
3 whole cardamon pods
1/2 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg
1 tablespoon of good quality CTC assam or other indian tea.
Dry fry all the spices in a pan for a few moments to release their aroma. Then grind them in a mortar and pestle. Bring to the boil 4 cups of water. Add the tea, water and ground spices to the brewing vessel and steep for 5 minutes. Serve with milk or soy.