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Steep Your Soul with Oprah and Starbucks

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Starbucks. I received a promotional item and a gift card to facilitate my review. 

For many teas is a ritual. It’s a time of pause in the chaos of life and a reflection of the day. It’s “steep time.”  

While many may know Starbucks as a coffee house, it’s also a place to begin a new tea ritual.

Starbucks has teamed up with Teavana and Oprah to create a moment in a cup.

A bold infusion of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and cloves blended with loose-black tea and rooibos.

It’s a cup of tea that soothes the soul and warms the spirit. It’s also a cup that pays it forward. 

For every 2 ounces of Oprah Chai Tea purchased, Starbucks will donate $1.00 to the Oprah Winfrey leadership Academy Foundation to benefit educational opportunities for youth.

For more information, visit the Steep Your Soul website.

It’s not just the chai tea that offers this good deed. It includes 25 cents for each Teavana Oprah Chai tea handcrafted beverage, $1 per Teavana Oprah Chai tea tin, and $4 per large gift set.

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Tea can be found in all walks of life all over the world.

For Desiree, Starbucks has been there for her in her global travels.

In fact, she spent her first Christmas morning away from home at a Starbucks…in Madrid!

The hostel check-out time was at 10 am, and she still had a few hours before she was due to pick up her mother from the airport and continue her travels on to Barcelona.

Desiree now calls Project Atticus her home.

She, with Jordan, is sharing the story of their journey to buy, refit, and sail a boat named the Atticus around the world on a shoestring budget, and to film the entire process.

They found their dream boat, but she needs a lot of work; they’ve spent months now modifying, sanding, repairing, and working on Atticus.

As a reward to herself, Desiree is visiting her sister in Williamsburg, Virginia.

For Desiree and her sister, Giovanna, there is a sisterhood and even a tea ritual.

While Desiree was living in India, the two sisters made homemade tea each morning to enjoy with Desiree’s host family.

It was a time of bonding, learning new cultures, and the beginning of the day when Giovanna milked her first cow.

When the two sisters get together, these memories flow vividly as they enjoy tea.

This meeting in Williamsburg is no different.

The two sisters, headed to Starbucks to check out the Teavana Oprah Teas!

#teavanaoprahchai Project AtticusGiovanna with Desiree

It was a reward after the months of suiting up to sand and spray the hull of Atticus, the boat named after the character in To Kill a Mockingbird.

project atticus hull primed

So some sister time, with Starbucks, Oprah, and tea is just what her soul needed.

starbucks tea drinking

A sip that reminded Giovanna of the tea the two shared continents away in India those mornings.

A sip that made Desiree’s heart flutter thinking about her own, new, tea ritual with Jordan on Project Atticus.

The one that soothes their soul after the intense stresses of a boatyard.

Perhaps a little yoga, some music from Jordan’s guitar.

Then one day, they were gifted some chicory tea from their boating neighbors.

That gift became a ritual of the two enjoying tea and steeping their soul under the stars after cleaning up after dinner.

They gaze at the constellations, their progress with Project Atticus, even their failures, and then head to bed sleepily after a long day.

Starbucks Tea Drinking 2

As they sipped Starbucks Teavana Oprah tea, they rekindled their souls and had one more memory to add to their tea ritual.

A moment of two sisters growing up, stepping into life, but always finding time for their best friend–their sister.

Stop by Starbucks and create your own ritual with the Teavana Oprah Chai.

Your soul will love the steeping!

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