Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.
I was sitting in one of those cafes having a cup of ‘chai tea’, which is all very nice, but I’m still kind of confused by the term. I’ve heard the two words ‘chai tea’ about a million times and I’m still having a hard time understanding why it’s used the way it is.
Chai means tea. Tea means chai.
Masala chai (or masala tea), on the other hand, is a type of tea made by boiling the tea leaves with milk, sugar, and a variety of spices which could include cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg amongst others.
So quit ordering chai tea folks. Get masala chai instead.