With a mortar and pestle, grind the following in whatever combination seems right to you:
whole black pepper
whole cardamom pods
Add the ground spices to a tea ball or pot along with fresh ground ginger and black tea.
Add warmed or steamed whole milk to the largest mug you can find in the house. Add sugar and honey if you like it sweeter. Take your mug of chai to your writing desk and start with a prompt–not a project. Sip at will.