a hot drink of black tea with spices and milk
also chai tea
Origin of chaivia an Indian language; ultimately ; from Mandarin ch'a, tea
A beverage made from spiced black tea, milk, and sugar or honey.
Origin of chaiHindi cay and Urdu ča’e, tea, ultimately (probably via Persian čay) from Mandarin chá, tea, or a kindred Chinese source; see chanoyu.
(usually uncountable, plural chais)
- A beverage made with black teas, steamed milk and sweet spices based loosely on Indian recipes
- chai latte
- masala chai
OriginSee also: chāi