I could spend at least $10 a day on iced chai tea lattes from a variety of my neighbourhood haunts, but I don't. Instead I place two chai tea bags into a tall mason jar, top them with cold water and refrigerate for 6-8 hours. Once my tea has brewed, I remove the bags from the jar and store my concoction until I'm ready to consume my beverage.
I can drink it as is, but I prefer a large splash of milk and touch of agave or honey to sweeten. It's far more reminiscent of my favourite coffee shop variety, and a generous does of ice makes it that much more authentic.
I drink one of these jars a day. It's a lot of tea, I know. But it's better than drinking soda or booze, and besides I save my wine for the evenings as it provides great relief after spending 14 hours with my tween boys. And at twenty cents a jar, I can't afford to not drink my tea. It's worth each and every penny.