Chai-inspired Recipes For Any Festive Occasion

Chai is a popular drink in many cultures around the world, and it is often served at special events and celebrations, such as religious festivals, weddings ceremonies and birthdays.

Drawing on Chai’s rich history, Tetley Masala Chai and Elaichi Chai are crafted using Tetley’s signature blend of rich, flavourful black teas combined with distinctive spices from the heart of India. They can be prepared in the traditional way by boiling the teabags in milk, or made with boiling water and added milk and sugar for those who want a quick cuppa. They are also the perfect flavourful addition to any recipe that needs to be spiced up!

Here are a few chai-inspired recipes that are perfect for any festive occasion:

Tetley Masala-infused custard 


250ml fresh cream

500ml full cream milk

4 large egg yolks

2 tablespoons corn flour

100g castor sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

2 teabags @Tetley Masala Chai flavoured blend


1.  In a pot, on medium-high heat, add in your cream, milk and Tetley Masala Chai tea bags. Bring to just below boiling point. Remove tea bags at this point.

2.  In a large bowl, add in your egg yolks, corn flour, sugar and vanilla. Slowly pour the hot mixture into the egg mixture while constantly mixing.

3.  Add your mixture back to the pot. Place on low heat and mix gently with a wooden spoon until the custard reaches your desired consistency.

4.  Enjoy hot or cold!

Masala Chai Falooda


  • 1L milk
  • 1.5 tsp china grass powder
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 3 Tetley Tea Masala Chai teabags
  • A Pinch of cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup Nestle dessert cream
  • 1 cup condensed milk


1.       Heat the milk in a pot.

2.       Make a paste with the falooda (China grass powder) and add to the milk.

3.       Allow to boil.

4.       Add the Tetley Masala Chai tea bags, cardamom and cinnamon.

5.       Lastly add the dessert cream and condensed milk. Whisk well.

6.       Mixture must reach boiling point.

7.       Remove teabags and pour into Chai cups or a mould.

8.       Refrigerate for a few hours.

9.       Once set, decorate with dessert cream, almonds, and roses.

10.     Enjoy!