Who gets to collaborate with Starbucks and tea expert Teavana to create her own beverage?

Oprah does.

Oprah actively participated in the tea-making process alongside Naoko Tsunoda, Teavana’s director of tea development. She explains it in the behind-the-scenes video filmed at the Starbucks Seattle campus. The final product is a robust blend of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, black tea, and rooibos.

“I like things really spicy,” Oprah says. “I like things chai’d up.”

The Teavana Oprah Chai and will be sold in Starbucks and Teavana stores across the States and Canada beginning April 29. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.


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