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Rose Kemps
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Tchai

Tchai  is Russian for  Tea.  For that matter, Tchai  is the word for tea in Arabic  and Hindi, in Turkish, Mongolian, Urdu, and Hindustani, and many other languages whose speakers first acquired that delightful drink from Northern China.  In fact. the proper method of preparing tea is described in the Babylonian Talmud, and that dates from the year  500 or earlier. Tchah  or Tchai  is the word for tea in Mandarin, the northern Chinese language whose center is in and around the present-day capital of Beidzing.  It was from the Mandarin-speaking region of the Middle Kingdom that the peoples of Asia west of China acquired this roasted leaf and the wonderful drink prepared by steeping these leaves in boiling water.  

For many centuries, caravans traversed the route from the Middle Kingdom of Kitay=Cathay overland from Northern China through Mongolia, the Turkic-speaking regions of Central Asia, southward to India and Arabia, and westward to Russia and Turkey.  Thus wasTchai  brought from Northern China to all the lands of Asia and its western reaches. Jews were involved in this Trans-Asian trade for centuries, exporting silk, tchai, and other products of Northern China to the west.  When they first arrived in the capital of the Middle Kingdom many centuries ago, they were told that they could not set up their trading station in the Forbidden Imperial City, but would be granted permission to live and do business in a town south of Beidzing which was called Kai Feng-Fu.  It was in that center that a Jewish community was established, grew and flourished until well into modern times.  In the course of time the Jewish men married Chinese women and a Chinese-Jewish community developed which continued to practice Judaism and developed a Jewish dialect of Chinese.  They continued to export silk and tchai  so long as the trade route flourished. 

Tea

In Western  European languages it is "Tea" or "Thé", or a word very similar to Tea.  That is because it was brought to Western Europe by the southern sea route which was opened by the Portuguese navigators Vasco Da Gama and Bartolomeo Diaz in 1498. Shortly thereafter, Affonso d'Albuquerque moved into the Indian Ocean in force, conquered the area of Goa in  India, and established Portuguese control and monopoly of trade between Western Europe and the lands along the shores of the South Seas. Portuguese colonies were established on the island of Macao off the south coast of China, in India, in Mozambique on the southeast coast of Africa, and in Angola, on Africa's southwest coast. This valuable trade route was monopolized by the Portuguese for centuries thereafter.  Opposite Amoy in Fukien Province is the island of Taiwan, which the Portuguese named "Formosa," "The Beautiful."  In these Portuguese-held areas they established trading posts from which they shipped the products of the Far East to Western Europe.  There, on the island of Taiwan where a variant dialect of the Cantonese language is dominant, the word for Tea was Té.   This product,  brought from southern China by the Portuguese is Tea.   Thus, the universally employed words for tea are both Chinese; the first is from the northern Mandarin Language and the second from the southern Cantonese/Taiwanese.

Strangely, the word for Tea in Portuguese is Sha!   Why ?  Who knows ?  But that is the beauty and the mystery of language and the uses to which it is put.  
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