Oprah Gets Her Own Tea: Available at Starbucks and Teavana Locations (Video)

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Howard Schultz, chairman, president and ceo of Starbucks and Oprah Winfrey announce the launch of her own chai.
Oprah is the woman who can do just about everything -- including having her very own (OWN -- get it?) chai!

Starting April 29, Teavanna Oprah Chai will be available at Starbucks and Teavana locations throughout the United States and Canada.

The announcement for the collaboration was made at the Starbucks shareholders meeting by the lady herself, who sat down with Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to rave about tea.

Teavana, Starbucks and Oprah Winfrey have come together to create Teavana Oprah Chai. The tea was blended through Oprah Winfrey's collaboration with Teavana's leading teaologist Naoko Tsunoda -- and believe us when we say Oprah did most of the work.

The television mogul apparently loves a "robust and fuller bodied" tea with lots of spice and some of the blends she was asked to try were a little on the weak side. That's when Oprah stepped in and asked for more pepper and ginger in the mix, adding, "I like things chai'd up."

The result? Enough to get one of those gigantic reactions from the queen of TV! The tea is a mix of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves, blended with loose-leaf black tea and rooibos.

We can only bet Teavana Oprah Chai will make it to Oprah's "favorite things" this Christmas. Watch Oprah slurp her tea in this behind-the-scenes video:


The Making of Teavana Oprah Chai

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