Cha Cha (ch[aum]), n. [Chin. ch`a.] [Also {chaa}, {chais}, {tsia}, etc.] Tea; -- the Chinese (Mandarin) name, used generally in early works of travel, and now for a kind of rolled tea used in Central Asia.

A pot with hot water . . . made with the powder of a certain herb called chaa, which is much esteemed. --Tr. J. Van Linschoten's Voyages (1598). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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