chai

noun
\ ˈchī How to pronounce chai (audio) \

Definition of chai

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

Examples of chai in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About a year ago, Puzach saw that Rishi Tea — which her shop carries — came out with a Chaga chai product. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mushrooms in tea? Hartland's Birch & Banyan launched wellness drinks just in time for flu season and coronavirus," 6 Apr. 2021 Now that's what her shop is using for its Chaga chai. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mushrooms in tea? Hartland's Birch & Banyan launched wellness drinks just in time for flu season and coronavirus," 6 Apr. 2021 This all-organic pink chai is calm and harmony in mug form, and what’s cuter than a cup of pink drink? Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "20 adorable Easter basket ideas they’ll love," 29 Mar. 2021 Perhaps, like Oprah Winfrey, your teatime is a morning chai. Richard Morgan, Star Tribune, "Tea is hot stuff. Here's how to start your own tea ritual," 9 Mar. 2021 The chai tea and pomegranate grenadine have a rich history rooted in England. Aly Walansky, Forbes, "7 Cocktails To Enjoy While Watching Oprah Interview Prince Harry And Duchess Meghan," 3 Mar. 2021 Aunties chattering in Punjabi and drinking hot chai, the clinking sound of stainless steel plates and cutlery, the smell of masala and fresh roti flatbread and daal intermingling in the air. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "'Here to serve:' How Arizona Sikhs are running free community kitchens during COVID-19," 1 Mar. 2021 While Assam is the traditional choice for Indian chai, use either black or green tea, depending on preference. Star Tribune, "Recipes: Rum-Spiked Chai, Johnny Weir Mint Mocha, Mulled Bloody Mary, Bourbon-Spiked Cider," 13 Jan. 2021 Also on the menu: a selection of peach and apple pies from Susie’s Fried Pies, cold brew coffee from Revelator Coffee, and authentic Indian chai tea from Sachai Tea Company. al, "Longtime Birmingham favorite Ted’s Restaurant adds Saturday brunch; here’s a look at the menu," 4 Dec. 2020

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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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Last Updated

21 Apr 2021

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“Chai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chai. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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