Heat water to boiling; add tea bags reduce heat.
Simmer 2 minutes. Remove tea bags.
Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling.
Stir with wire whisk to foam milk. Pour mixture into cups.
* Prepare the tea up to 24 hours ahead; cover and refrigerate. reheat just before serving.
** Substitution: Add more honey if you prefer a little more sweetness.
*** Variation: For refreshing chai tea smoothies, refrigerate mixture until cold. Pour chai tea into blender container, and add 1 cup crushed ice. Cover and blend on high speed until smooth.