Why not try and make chai from scratch? You can vary the following according to taste. I love the stuff as an alternative. In India almost every street corner has a "chai" stall where its popularity makes even the most modest business a going concern :-) 1/3 water
Throw it all into a suacepan cold and bring slowly to a boil. When boiling turn up the heat and swirl it around until it reaches the desired strength and the spices provide a kick. Strain it into small glasses.
It is not everyone's cup of ... (sorry) but about 800 Indians get off on it.