Teavana Comes Out with Oprah Chai Tea


Oprah has done pretty much everything, so clearly the next logical step is selling her own tea with Teavana.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Starbucks’ Teavana stores will be releasing the brand-new Oprah chai tea, which will feature Oprah’s own tea blend consisting of a “bold infusion of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and cloves, blended with loose-leaf black tea and rooibos.”

Of course, no Oprah promotion is complete without a connection to charity. Each time a Teavana customer purchases one of these specialty teas, Starbucks will make a donation to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Foundation, which creates educational opportunities for young people.

“My daily tea ritual is a vital part of my morning,” said Oprah, in a statement. “Savory and spicy chai, with its deep flavor, has long been a favorite of mine. To share one of my favorite things with the rest of the world and support youth education at the same time is truly the perfect blend."

The tea was developed in collaboration with Teavana’s leading teaologist Naoko Tsunoda and will be available as either a chai latte, or in a loose tea format to make at home.


Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi.