\ˈchī \

Definition of chai 

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

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This week: the chai recipe that associate social media manager Emily Schultz just couldn't live without. Emily Schultz, Bon Appetit, "This Chai Recipe is Easier Than Leaving Your House to Buy Chai," 19 Feb. 2018 Their vegan shakes come in 10 different flavors, including chocolate chip cookie dough, vanilla chai and carrot cake. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Shake it up: Chicago's best milkshakes to try before summer ends," 9 Aug. 2017 Recipes will include cuisine inspired by everything from Mexican street food, French pastries, and Italian classics to dishes made with flavors of chai spices and tahini. Allison Steele,, "Penn Appetit! In their spare time, these students publish a food magazine and cookbook," 15 May 2018 Once the chai spices have been infused, black tea bags are added and allowed to steep for several minutes. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "This Chaider Recipe Is the Drink Getting Us Through February," 8 Feb. 2018 This gives the tea a light chai flavor which is great over ice. Alex Van Buren,, "5 Ways to Use Your Instant Pot Instead of Your Stove (and Keep You Kitchen Cooler All Summer)," 13 June 2018 Strain chai mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean saucepan. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "Hemp Milk Chai," 19 Mar. 2018 Make your own chai, eat everything at Eataly, drink beer after-hours at MSI or get fancy with your whisky this weekend in Chicago. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do this weekend in Chicago," 24 Mar. 2018 The tea should be unflavored and non-herbal, so avoid chai or ginger, which could contain flavors or oils that'll compromise your batch. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "How To Finally Learn To Make Your Own Delicious Kombucha," 16 Jan. 2018

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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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