from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A beverage made from spiced black tea, honey, and milk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A beverage made with black teas, steamed milk and sweet spices based loosely on Indian recipes
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Gipsy girl or woman.
In the United States, the word "chai" is used to refer almost exclusively to the Indian "masala chai" beverage.
I thought the chai was seriously lacking in chai flavor.
This "Mexican chai" is delicious and the best use of most Mexican coffee.
Hey .... so happy you liked the recipe and chai is a great finish off.
Sandeepa said ... those puris are tempting!!! and dunking them in chai -- thats totally new
And worse still, what Starbucks tries to pass off as chai is nothing like the chai that any Indian knows and loves.
The Europeans thanked us and that's how I saw men who had traveled the globe to meet each other get bogged down by the word chai in a small San Franciso restaurant.
"The numeric value of the word chai, meaning 'life' in Hebrew, is eighteen, so it's considered good luck.
I've never considered dunking these nice, spicy puris in chai, how uncreative of me:), thanks for the great tip, the spread looks very tempting.
The middle ground of Hanky Panky's dozen or so neutrals is probably taupe, which falls somewhere between the very light chai, which is also the best seller, and the much darker espresso.
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