I have a special T(ea) for Tuesday post for you today!
I had tea with Oprah.
Well, not really. Let me rephrase that.
I had Oprah's tea.
That's more accurate. . .
SEATTLE, March 19, 2014 – Howard Schultz, chairman, president and CEO of Starbucks and Oprah Winfrey, global media leader and philanthropist, today announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration to co-create Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea. Beginning April 29, Teavana Oprah Chai will be sold in Starbucks and Teavana stores across the U.S. and Canada, with Starbucks making a donation for each product sold to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation which
provides funding for the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls – South Africa and is dedicated to helping its graduates attend colleges and universities. The foundation will support additional youth education through Girls Inc.,
National CARES Mentoring Movement, Pathways to College and the U.S. Dream Academy to benefit educational opportunities for youth.
Oprah Winfrey personally developed the tea with Teavana’s leading teaologist Naoko Tsunoda. The distinctive blend of tea, features a bold infusion of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves, blended with loose-leaf black tea and rooibos, "I looove tea,” said Oprah Winfrey. “My daily tea ritual is a vital part of my morning. Savory and spicy chai, with its deep flavor, has long been a favorite of mine."
So???? What did I think???
Well, I love you Oprah, but your tea - not so much. I describe it like this: if you're a wine drinker, and you like a sweet riesling or muscato (like me!) Oprah's chai tea is not for you. However, if you like a more dry, oak aged red wine, drink up! Savory it is. Sweet? Not enough for my tooth!
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