I’m certain that even if you’re not a tea drinker, you have heard about the lovely spiced tea referred to as “chai.” It’s almost synonymous with Indian cuisine and now we are lucky enough to find chai lattes in most cafes!.Did you know that there are many cultures whose word for “tea” comes from the word “cha,” the Mandarin Chinese word for “tea?”.It’s also common knowledge that tea and the tea drinking culture comes from China, and there are many countries that were introduced to tea from the Chinese. Let’s take a look:.To name just a few, the word “chai” (meaning “tea,”) can be found in Swahili, Russian, Arabic, Bengali and Greek languages!.I think most of you know I’m a total language geek and I love knowing stuff like this! Especially when languages and tea come together!.Are you a tea drinker? What varieties do you like? I have to say that chai masala is definitely one of my favorites!