I recently put together a home made Chai mix that was particularly compelling. I am documenting here so I can get back to it in the future, and because I thought other people might be interested in it.
6 parts Assam tea
1 part cardamom pods lightly crushed so the husks open up
2 parts ceylon cinnamon sticks broken into small pieces
1 part black pepper lightly crushed to expose white interior of the peppercorns
1 part whole cloves
2 part chopped dried ginger (not powdered)