There is no fixed recipe or preparation method for chai and many families in India have their own versions of the tea. Due to the huge range of possible variations, chai can be considered a class of tea rather than a specific kind. But all chai has the following basic components. The base tea is usually a strong black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, star anise, peppercorn, and cloves are some of the most common elements. Our recipe includes China Black Tea, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamom, Orange Peel, Cloves, Black Peppercorn and a touch of vanilla extract for added smoothness.