When I want something hot to drink, I typically go for coffee. It is my routine every morning. But when I want something cold and refreshing, nothing beats a glass of iced tea. It is my drink of choice at almost any restaurant, especially if they offer flavored varieties. I do have some exceptions to this, especially when it comes to Chai Lattes. My husband absolutely loves them. When he makes me one at home they are such a special treat. Yum!
I’ve walked past our Teavana store in our local mall a few times. I’ve considered stopping in, but every time was with kids in tow when we were short on time. When I was asked to check out new Oprah Chai Tea that hit stores April 29th, I thought it was the perfect excuse to finally visit the store. I didn’t waste any time trying a sample of the tea available in the complimentary taste testing cart. It was delicious! The tea really does sell itself as it put to shame any chai I’ve tried before. Of course I picked some up along with a Grand Tasse Mug to enjoy my tea.
As soon as I got home I made myself a cup and sat down to do some work. Since it was overcast and rainy, it was the perfect way to warm up.
And while I went to Teavana for the chai, I spied this Exotic Iced Tea Collection on sale and couldn’t resist. When it comes to choosing a drink, I’ll pick a fruit flavored iced tea over just about anything. I’m in love with these colorful tins. Anytime I can use something for storage that I actually want to display, it makes me happy. Which one should I try first? I’m thinking Pineapple Pop!
As an added bonus, a charitable donation will be made for every Oprah Chai product sold!
For every Teavana® Oprah Chai product sold at Starbucks or Teavana, Starbucks will donate to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation. This includes $0.25 USD for each Teavana® Oprah Chai tea handcrafted beverage, $1 USD per 2oz of Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea, $1 USD per Teavana® Oprah Chai tea tin, and $4 USD per large gift set. Product selection varies by location. For more information visit Teavana or SteepYour Soul.com.
The Oprah Chai Tea Collection is available at both Teavana and participating Starbucks locations nationwide. Products offered include loose leaf tea ($14.98 per 2 oz), a large gift box at Teavana ($119.95) and small gift box ($39.95) at participating Starbucks.
Use the store locator to find a store near you to try out a sample of the new Oprah Chai and other tea varieties. You can also try out the Oprah Chai Tea Latte at your local Starbucks or Teavana store.
Mother’s Day Sampling Event
Teavana will be hosting a Mother’s Day sampling event on May 11 from 2-3:30 p.m. in select stores around the U.S., including the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN . The event will feature a tea tasting including the new Oprah Chai and attendees will receive a free gift!
I have a $250 Teavana gift card to give away to one lucky reader! This gift card can be used anywhere that Starbucks Cards are accepted. This would be a great way to load up on some Oprah Chai Tea from Teavana and enjoy a Oprah Chai latte at your local Starbucks!
You may use your new Teavana Card in participating Teavana® retail stores, in participating Starbucks® retail stores and Starbucksstore.com and other retail stores that accept the Starbucks Card such as Evolution Fresh™ retail stores. At this time, purchases on Teavana.com cannot be made with the Teavana Card or Starbucks Card.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Teavana, however all thoughts are my own.