Although I am not truly experienced, I would like to offer my "two-cents worth." The Republic of Tea" (a tea distributor based in Novato, California) sells a Chai blend they call "Republic Chai." In is quite good (in my humble opinion) and shoudl be availiable throughout the US, but may be a bit hard to find. For a free catalog or to find a store near you, call 1-800-298-4TEA. (I think...) Ingredients: Black tea leaves, cinnamon, orange peel, cardamon, cloves, ginger, coriander, black pepper, star anise, natural cinnamon oil.