Fifteen years ago, the word “chai” didn’t mean much to the average American. Now it is a household term, and our nation has become addicted to the rich Indian drink. Chai lattés are one of the most-ordered items at coffeehouses. It is now the top tea addition in foods; there are as many chai-flavored ice creams on the market as there are green tea ice creams, and chai is a mouth-watering addition to breads, pancakes, cookies, oatmeal and even tiramisu. It is one of the most sought-after flavors on the market—probably because it consists of so many distinct and delicious individual ingredients.