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Chai – The Most Loved Drink Of Pakistan
Source: defence.pk
Published: Jul 7, 2015

If there is one thing that’s a constant in a life of a Pakistani, it’s chai. It’s our heritage and in our blood, or at times it is our blood. You are not a true Pakistani unless you love chai.

Chai isn’t just a hot-beverage we drink religiously every morning,

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Afternoon,

Evening,

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Source: Maansals Studios.

And night.

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Source: raffayhamid.com

Or in between.

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It’s also the first thing we offer our guests.

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Source: Tapal Mezban Tea Screengrab

We have varieties of chai apart from regular chai,

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Source: teapasionados

Doodh-pati

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Source: cafeaisha.com

Masalay wali chai

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Kashmiri chai,

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Apart from the elders, the kids enjoy chai just as much.

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Source: arynews.tv

You’ll find a chai hotel in every gali mohallah.

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Source: Tribune Blogs/ Maansal Studio
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Source: mexicanpictures

In Ramazan, chai-drinkers miss chai the most

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Source: neederish.wordpress.com

So, sehri main chai zaroori.

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Source: jamnews.ir

Iftari main bhi chai zaroori.

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Chai time is also the time when we discuss important matter or have discussions of different natures.

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Source: Tapal Tea Ad Screengrab
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Source: Tapal Tea Ad Screengrab

And some very important decisions are made through chai as well

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So from elites,

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to the labour class, chai is a MUST!

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Source: Dawn

And the average Pakistani CANNOT live without chai!

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Source: Dawn

Chai is happiness in a cup! <3