Chai originated in East Africa. In fact, the Swahili word for tea is chai.
And here, chai is more than tea, spices, sugar, and milk.
A cup of chai. A drink to nourish the soul.
The aroma of the spices wafts, “welcome home.”
Milk strengthens the sick like salve to a wound.
Warmth washes away the worries of the day.
Chai says, “be fully present”.
Never consumed alone, chai is community. Turn off the phone, ignore the distractions. Share a cup and share your heart with the company around.
Chai says,“slow down, breathe”.
Hurry only hurts the soul. Chai provides the anecdote by offering rest.
Chai says, “give thanks”.
For God’s providence in this cup. For the life you are living. For the guests you are visiting.
Next time you order a chai, channel its African roots.
Embrace the culture of chai. There is no such thing as a “to-go” cup because in and of itself, chai says “stay”.
Calm your spirit. Savor the moment. Drink up the blessings.