Oprah’s Got the Tea.

I Love Tea. I Love Oprah. I Love Starbucks. They have all come together. God is good.

A few weeks ago, Howard Schultz, chairman, president and ceo of Starbucks and Oprah Winfrey,  announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration to co-create Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea.

Oprah Winfrey personally developed the tea with Teavana’s leading teaologist Naoko Tsunoda. The distinctive blend of tea, features a bold infusion of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves, blended with loose-leaf black tea and rooibos.


I won’t spill it.

“I looove tea,” said Oprah. “My daily tea ritual is a vital part of my morning. 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.”

On Sunday, May 11 in celebration of Mother’s Day and moms everywhere, participating Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada and Teavana® Fine Teas + Tea Bars will offer a buy one get one free Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea Latte while supplies last. Customers are invited to bring in their mother figure to enjoy a free Teavana Oprah Chai Tea Latte of equal or lesser value with the purchase of another.

As part of this new core offering, Starbucks will make a donation for each Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea product sold in participating Starbucks and Teavana stores to benefit educational opportunities for youth through the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.

This warms my heart (and tongue). Take a look at the video below.

Oprah’s Trash Yields Great Treasures.

My lil sis has been urging me to host a yard sale to boost my holiday bank. I am seriously considering. However, I can’t help but wonder,  would anyone be crazy enough to buy my old stuff? Perhaps I should read Oprah’s playbook on the very subject before I begin.

You see, the media mogul reportedly raised a whopping $600,000 for charity by holding multiple ‘yard sales’ last weekend.  Oprah hawked furniture, personalized presents, painting and antiques from her houses in Hawaii, Chicago and Indiana to be auctioned off for a good cause.

She took to her twitter to encourage her followers to get involved and posted the cute pic below to accompany the ‘ask’:


The money raised will go to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. The charity aims to help young women to improve their education and their social opportunities.