When I say tea is a big deal in our household; I mean it. We drink tea all day, starting with a pot of green tea for my husband and an Earl Grey or Breakfast Blend for myself. We often treat ourselves to a trip to Teavana to pick up some of their delicious loose tea blends, which is why I was thrilled to find out that Starbucks is now serving Teavana teas in their stores.
Why do I love tea so much?
First and foremost, tea makes me feel good. Tea wakes me up without stress. I enjoy the ritual of spooning my tea leaves into a pot and pouring hot water to let it steep. It comes with great accessories–teapots and teacups, honey and fragrant tea leaves. I bring a handy tea mug infuser to work every day along with my favorite loose tea. I often switch it up my tea blends; drinking peachy green one day and chai the next.
Chai is one of my favorite teas, which is why I was eager to try the new Teavana Oprah Chai Tea latte available at Starbucks and participating Teavana stores. I brought two very special people with me to Starbucks to treat to a cuppa: my mother and 17-month-old son, Grayson.
Grayson doesn’t drink tea yet, so he had an organic vanilla milk instead.
Even though mom lives just 40 minutes away, we are lucky to see each other once a month. With my baby boy growing up SO FAST, it’s important to take time–even just a few hours–to visit. Starbucks is the perfect place to catch up because we can meet in the middle, and enjoy a good blueberry scone while we chat.
So how is the new Teavana Oprah Chai Tea ?
We tried one hot and and one iced Teavana Oprah Chai Tea latte. First off…they are both delicious. This isn’t a weak tea. It’s a spicy, sweet treat full of cinnamon, ginger, peppercorns, cardamom and cloves in a black and rooibos tea blend. I’ve been enjoying it at home and really love the warm kick of flavor. You can see–and smell– the quality of the ingredients before it’s even brewed. Yes, it has caffeine, and does the trick when I need a little pick-me-up.
You can purchase boxed sets of Teavana Oprah Chai Tea in Starbucks and Teavana stores nationwide. They are beautifully packaged and make the perfect Mother’s Day gift. You can purchase individual 2 oz. tins of loose tea or a large gift box with 8 oz. of tea, 2 cups and a teapot.Scooped loose leaf tea is available in Teavana stores.
For every Teavana Oprah Chai product sold at Starbucks or Teavana, Starbucks is making a donation to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls–South Africa, benefiting educational opportunities for youth. Starbucks is donating $.25 for every beverage, $1 for every 2oz. of Teavana Oprah Chai Tea (or tea tin) and $4 for each large gift set purchased.
Visit the Steep Your Soul site where you can watch fun behind-the-scenes videos about how Oprah Chai tea was blended. She had a hands-on approach to blending the tea, choosing a full-bodied, spicy tea with a little kick.
This Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 11th), Starbucks is inviting you to stop in and enjoy a Buy One Get One Free Teavana Oprah Chai Tea beverage. Bring your mom, mother-in-law, sister or just your favorite person and treat them to some delicious tea. It’s a great way to spend time on Mother’s Day and show that special someone how important they are in your life.
What is your favorite tea? How do you like to enjoy it?