“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Starbucks. I received a promotional item and a gift card to facilitate my review.”
I run a small business and I try to make an effort to thank my employees for all of the hard work that they do. Things get hectic more often than not, and they always come through for me in the clutch. So when I was asked to try the new #TeavanaOprahChai Tea at Starbucks, I knew who I could treat and make them feel special.
My office is comprised of some serious caffeine addicts; we all drink coffee, tea, hot chocolate and every kind of coffee drink under the sun, so I thought this would be a nice change of pace. I chose a random afternoon and said to my team, “Ladies, drop what you’re doing, we’re going to Starbucks!” They were out the door before I was.
I am glad I picked an off-hour to go, as our local Starbucks is usually pretty crowded in the morning, at lunch and in the evening, so early afternoon was just right. We all decided to try the new Teavana Oprah Chai Tea in its various incarnations: one got the hot non-latte (is that a word?) version, the other got the hot chai tea latte and another got the iced latte, to really get a good sampling of the new brew. It was nice to sit back, relax and just enjoy our tea and each other’s company, which I think is what tea time has always been about.
Not only was the chai absolutely delicious and comforting (as chai tea should be!), Starbucks is donating twenty-five cents (U.S.) from every beverage sold to benefit educational opportunities for youth through the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation. Available at participating Starbucks® stores in the U.S. and CAN and Teavana® Fine Teas and Tea Bars in the U.S. Visit www.SteepYourSoul.com to learn more about the new Teavana Oprah Chai and the youth education organizations that will be supported through this partnership.
Oprah Winfrey worked with Teavana’s leading teaologists to personally develop her own distinctive blend of tea and features a bold infusion of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves, blended with loose-leaf black tea and rooibos. We all agreed that we preferred the chai tea lattes and loved it so much we each bought some to take home! I picked up the Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea Infuse Inspiration Set to make my own chai tea in the office or at home.
Starbucks is also running a Buy One Get One Free Teavana Oprah Chai Tea beverage on Mother’s Day, so you can treat yourself and Mom to a relaxing experience! Doesn’t get much better than that :)
Hurry in to Starbucks so you can try the new Teavana Oprah Chai Tea for yourself!