Chai is the Indian word for “tea”.
In India “chai” simply means tea. But in the West it refers specifically to spiced Indian-style tea – that is, tea with traditional Indian spices and milk. This is also referred to as Masala Chai, which is more popular in India than coffee. The popularity of chai tea is spreading rapidly to the rest of the world, and has taken on some changes. In America, a sweeter, creamier variation known as a “chai latte” is often served as chai.