Mar 3, 2010

Tea Time

We love tea, especially the spicy herbal variety. There's nothing as quintessentially south asian as masala chai - so it only makes sense to give it away as a wedding favor. We love the idea of giving away little tins of chai mix all gussied up with pretty labels and instructions - kind of like this bride.

images via weheartit and flickr

For a DIY project, you could make your own batch of the mix, buy some tins, and go crazy with the packaging. You can find tins here, and for a sample masala chai recipe go here.

For those of you interested in buying pre-made loose leaf chai mixes, Adagio has some great varieties - all of it looks so pretty and smells heavenly.


  1. south asian south indianMarch 3, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    very nice blog!
    if you know of any, could you feature some south indian weddings? they have different traditions and often a different format than north indian ones, but its hard to find any info/ideas for a south indian wedding in the States! Thank you.

  2. That is such an awesome idea! Do you have any pictures of actual tins given as a wedding favour? Preferably ones with a south asian flair?Thanks.

    p.s. I love your blog, especially your attention to detail. Keep up the good work. :)

  3. South Asian South Indian - We'll try our best!

    Canadian Chick - Hmm...we don't have pics but you could definitely wrap some paper around the tin that has a south asian motif!

  4. I am planning to do this for our wedding and was debating either tea or sauf/mukwas (after-dinner breath freshener). Wanted to do an atypical sauf (not the fennel seeds and pastel colored sugar covered seeds)...