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[mass noun] Tea made by boiling tea leaves with milk, sugar, and sometimes spices.
- ‘It was the shepherd families I had met, sitting cross-legged in their mountain huts, eating sour milk balls and drinking chai.’
- ‘Kim, Emma and Amity are there, and we sit on the floor in Angel's dim kitchen sipping warm spicy chai and soy milk.’
- ‘A simpler preparation for chai or peppermint tea also brought family and neighbours together.’
- ‘Waking up to the smell of burning wood every morning with Amma at the chulha, handing out the morning chai to everyone… brushing your teeth could wait.’
- ‘Green tea, jasmine tea and chai may soothe the body, but try Chinese bamboo wind chimes for that friend who needs some peace of mind.’
A term in various Indian languages.
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