What Does The Word Ch’i Mean?

What Does The Word Ch’i Mean?

You’d be surprised how often we get asked this question.

And you’d also be forgiven if you thought it meant “the drink that knows it’s own name” (remember that TV ad from the 80’s?), but you’d be wrong.


The Definition of Chi’ (or Qi)

Qi (pronounced Ch’i) is a Chinese word for the breath of life.

Found in Taoism and other ancient Chinese philosophies, Ch’i is thought to be inherent in all things – living or not.

A frequently used explanation is ‘The unimpeded circulation of Ch’i and a balance of its negative and positive forms in the body are held to be essential to good health in traditional Chinese medicine’.

The first drink we made in 1987, called “Original Herb Blend”, was based on a herb blend inspired by ancient Chinese medicinal blends.

The herbalist who developed Ch’i was – and still is – passionate about nurturing Ch’i in our bodies and the environment.


More Information

Ch’i/Qi in Wikipedia

The creator of our version of Ch’i



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