\ ˈchī How to pronounce chai (audio) \

Definition of chai

: a beverage that is a blend of black tea, honey, spices, and milk

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Examples of chai in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her second favorite is Drinking Your Feelings, a functional chai blend designed to help manage stress and curb emotional eating. Sydney Odman, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Apr. 2022 Beyond its impressive menu, the restaurant’s elegant tea service, featuring Kiran’s own chai blend and scones presented with jam and clotted cream, is worth a try. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 22 Mar. 2022 Sonia Chopra, our executive editor, is obsessed with this company and this particular South Asian masala chai blend. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 26 Feb. 2022 This winter’s specialty drink is the gingerbread chai, a rich and fortunately not-too-sweet treat ($4.75). San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Jan. 2022 Valentine’s Day collection includes the return of some favourites like Rhubarb and Custard, Honey caramel and Cinnamon toast brioche truffle, alongside some new flavors for 2022: Basiltini, Blackcurrant Bellini and Caramel chai cookie dough truffle. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 The chai that Gupta is teaching his daughters to make brings together fresh spices, steeped along with a strong black tea. Amanda Sealy, CNN, 8 Dec. 2021 While the recipe is fairly simple, there is one ingredient that Gupta thinks takes this chai to the next level: brown sugar. Amanda Sealy, CNN, 8 Dec. 2021 Adeni chai, which purports to be tea but tastes of sweet smoke and nutmeg. New York Times, 11 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of chai

1974, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chai

Turkish çay & Russian, Persian, Hindi, & Urdu chay tea

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21 Apr 2022

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“Chai.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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