Oprah Winfrey Invites You to Tea

By  March 19, 2014

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Forever sharing her favorite things with the world, Oprah Winfrey is coming to Teavana with a one-of-a-kind collaboration that will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation beginning April 29th.

“I looove tea,” the global media leader and philanthropist said in a statement. “My daily tea ritual is a vital part of my morning. Savory and spicy chai, with its deep flavor, has long been a fan favorite of mine. When Howard Schultz offered to have me come into the Starbucks tasting room and create my very own tea blend, I thought that sounded like such a unique opportunity and fun to the tenth power. 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.”

“Partnering with Oprah Winfrey in the creation of this distinctive and remarkable tea is a strong next step forward in accomplishing this objective, while also giving back in a meaningful way through the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation,” Schultz, chairman, president and CEO of Starbucks said. I am personally humbled to work with such an inspirational leader and visionary who shares so many of our core values and beliefs. I truly believe that, together, we will set the bar for a world-class tea experience at Starbucks and Teavana.”

An experience indeed, Winfrey developed the line, called Teavana Oprah Chai Tea, herself in conjunction with Teavana’s leading teaologist Naoko Tsunoda, featuring “a bold infusion of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and cloves, blended with loose-leaf black tea and rooibos,” available in Starbucks and Teavana stores across the U.S and Canada.

Starbucks will make a donation for each product sold to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation to benefit education opportunities for youth.

We’ll sip to that!