1/4 cup water 1 chai tea bag OR black tea bag 3 tablespoons white sugar 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-process 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg sweetened whipped cream 2 (3 inch) cinnamon sticks
Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the tea bag, cover, and remove from the heat. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes.
Remove the tea bag and stir in the sugar and cocoa. Return to the stove over medium heat and bring just to a boil. Mix in the milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Heat through but do not boil. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick garnish.