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.

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