• 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 chai tea bags
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar, plus extra for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. In a saucepan on medium-low heat, combine cream, vanilla extract, and the tea bags. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile in a bowl, whisk sugar and egg yolks together, until the mixture becomes pale in color.
  3. Remove the tea bags from the cream. While whisking, slowly drizzle the warmed cream, a few tablespoons at a time, into the yolks.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly in 3-4 ramekins and place on a shallow baking tray.
  5. Pour hot water in baking tray, until the water reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until the center is no longer liquidity and the custard is jiggles.
  6. Carefully remove ramekins, one-by-one to avoid splashing hot water in the tray, and cool on a rack.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
  8. Before serving, remove plastic wrap, top with some sugar (move the ramekin around to create an even layer), and use a torch or broiler to caramelize the surface. Be sure not watch this process carefully to avoid burning. Serve immediately.