I love chai tea. I usually use the tea bag, instead of the syrup because I want to be able to control the sweetness type (Splenda) and level (2 packets in 20 oz tea). I buy my tea at work and the Vanilla Chai (by Bigelow) is the first to go when the cafeteria opens up a new box of assorted teas. Not that I mind too much. I think all of Bigelow’s vanilla-flavored teas taste horribly false. I’ve found a much better way to brew chai tea at work.
I stir a teaspoon of Kamal Tea Masala into regular English tea. Add two Splenda, a splash of skim milk, and I’m in heaven! This is an extra spicy blend (compared to pallid American versions) and even supplies you with 2 g fiber (if you slurp the spice slurry left in the bottom of the cup). I bought it at Jungle Jim’s.