Celebrate the Festival of Lights with these Chai-inspired recipes

Tetley Masala-infused custard - Shahistah Khan
Tetley Masala-infused custard - Shahistah Khan

Tetley Masala-infused custard by Shahistah Khan.

Image credit: @mykitchenza


Celebrate the Festival of Lights with these Chai-inspired recipes


Diwali is a vibrant celebration of the triumph of good over evil, which embraces the beauty of colour, music, light … and taste! In celebration of the Festival of Lights on Sunday, 12 November, Tetley is adding to the flavour this year with some delectable Chai-inspired recipes.


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!


“Diwali is a festival that holds major significance for many South Africans, and we’d like to wish all of those who are celebrating a happy Diwali!” said Candice Sessions, Tetley Marketing Manager. “To commemorate this year’s festivities, we’ve called on some of our Tetley ambassadors to share their favourite Chai-infused recipes.”


Tetley Masala-infused custard by Shahistah Khan’s @mykitchenza




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 by Reezwanah Seedat @treetz_by_reez


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!


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