Chai meaning

chī
A beverage made from spiced black tea, milk, and sugar or honey.
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A hot drink of black tea with spices and milk.
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A beverage made with black teas, steamed milk and sweet spices based loosely on Indian recipes.
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Origin of chai

  • Hindi cāy Urdu čā’e tea ultimately (probably via Persian čāy) from Mandarin chá tea or a kindred Chinese source chanoyu

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hindi चाय / چای (ćāy), from Persian چای, from Turkish çay , from Sinitic 茶 (chá). Ultimately cognate to tea; see that page for extended history.

    From Wiktionary