“Where there’s tea there’s hope.”   
~Arthur Wing Pinero
Oprah Winfrey is a tea drinker; and, after visiting India in 2012 she became a tea lover after being served  Masala Chai. Explore this healthy and magical tea and consider sharing this unique treat as gifts for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10th.    Masala Chai – History
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In a one room home Oprah learned how powerful a cup of chai can be              
Parvati’s (green sari) home_MumbaiIndia 2012
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“If you ask Zen people they will say tea is not something that you pour with unawareness and drink like any other drink. It is not a drink, it is meditation; it is prayer. So they listen to the kettle creating a melody, and in that listening they become more silent, more alert.”   ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Naoko, master tealogist at Teavana assists Oprah in creating Teavana 
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“Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.”  ~Catherine Douzel
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After Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO, president & chairman found out how muchOprah Winfrey, OWN chairwoman, CEO & CCO loved tea at a mutual friend of theirs 2013 wedding they discussed the possibility of creating Teavana Oprah Chai Tea    
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Note: Teavana was acquired by Starbucks in December 2012.
​​Howard Schultz pours Oprah Winfrey a cup of Oprah Chai Tea during
Starbucks Annual Shareholders Meeting_Seattle, Washington_March 19, 2014

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Surrounded by rosebushes, hydrangeas and dahlias, Oprah’s teahouse is the one place she can go to get away from it all.
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“You can’t get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”  
~C.S. Lewis
Last May Teavana Oprah Chai Tea and Oprah Chai Ritual Tea Set was introduced for Mother’s Day with the proceeds from Tevana Oprah Chai tea and Chai Gift sets donated to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation. 
The foundation supports educational opportunities for young people, including Girls, Inc., National CARES Mentoring Movement, Pathways to College and U.S. Dream Academy.  Last year $5 million dollars was donated to the foundation.
This year Oprah introduced Teavana Oprah Chai Herbal Blend along with a new Gift set in time for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10th.

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“A cup of tea is a cup of peace.” ~Soshitsu Sen XV 
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Tea & Opera series, founder
Camille Mitchell
Ambassador

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