Talk:chai

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Meaning of the word[change]

I'm not sure about the meaning stated here. I'm from India, and AFAIK, "chai" refers to normal tea. Although enwikt doesn't agree, enWP does seem to agree with me. If I assume enWP is correct, then the given definition is for masala chai, ie, spiced tea and not for chai, which refers to normal tea. Regards, Pmlineditor  17:41, 14 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I always thought "chai" referred to Eastern varieties of tea. Maybe usage varies depending where you live. ("Chai" is normal tea in Russian, so I may be getting confused.) Perhaps check what Merriam-Webster or Oxford have to say? Tempodivalse [talk] 18:30, 14 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think clearly it means different things in different places. Here in Canada, the normal word is tea. Chai is typically used for Indian-style spiced tea. Feel free to add to the definition.--Brett (talk) 21:48, 14 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]