Origin of chaivia an Indian language; ultimately from Mandarin ch'a, tea
Origin of chaiHindi cāy Urdu čā'e tea ultimately ( probably via Persian čāy ) 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