Oprah Chai Herbal Blend

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

3
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5 ratings
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Brand:Teavana
Style:Chai / Spiced Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Loose

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This tea's info last updated: Jan. 26, 2016

Commercial Description

This distinctive chai tea blend, created in partnership with Oprah Winfrey, will warm your soul with sweet spice.

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Reviewer pic2 Aroma: 1/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 1/5
(1410 reviews) on

This was the worst thing I've ever seen to come out of Starbucks and Teavana, and the worst thing I've seen associated with Oprah's name. It's an abomination, absolutely abhorrent.

The cup has an overwhelming aroma of fake cinnamon, like those fireball candies that I hated as a kid. If you like fireball candies (or that fireball flavored whiskey) you might like this one, but it's not something I want in tea. The aroma is flat; I barely notice anything other than the fake cinnamon smell.

Upon drinking, the taste and mouthfeel is also a lot like those candies. If I search very hard, I can detect a hint of clove, perhaps, if my mind isn't tricking me.

Completely undrinkable. I only had a few sips. I returned it and had them pour it out. The staff in the Starbucks where I bought this were super sweet and gave me a different tea to replace it (which was delightful--thankfully most of the Teavana teas that replaced the Tazo ones are an improvement and are quite good in quality).

I recommend steering clear of this one...unless, that is, you love that fake cinnamon flavor (I know some people are all about this!), in which case, go for it!
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 2/5
(4 reviews) on

Required 2 tsp / 8 oz for good flavor.
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Reviewer pic37 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5
(177 reviews) on

I loathe Chai and this one (now at all Starbucks who bought out Teavana some time ago) is no different. Blargh!

That said, if you like Chai - and Cinnamon/Nutmeg-y flavors you might like this.

I can't stand it.
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Reviewer pic60 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
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One of the worst chai teas that I've had. There was way too much cinnamon and was very poorly balanced. Also, the price is quite high for a chai tea of this quality. The aroma was pleasing, even after brewing. It smelled like it should taste better than it did. Overall, I don't recommend it.

Tasting notes:
1.5 tsp/8 oz, 195 degrees, 3 minutes
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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
(318 reviews) on

Heads Up: I need to redo this rating, as I'm sure I was not rating the herbal version.

I was worried about this tea due to it seeming gimmicky, but I was pleasantly surprised how very tasty it was. Full flavor balanced between spiciness and sweetness. I would happily drink this many, many times. I should note that they seemed to have made mine a latte. I hadn't requested that, but as I said it was very good. I'll need to try it again as a tea without milk next time to get a more complete estimation of it.

I debated rating this a 2 on value for being a bit overpriced. A dollar for each ounce is supposed to go to various charitable organizations, though, and I'm generally fine with paying a little more if I know it's for a social good. I just hope that it *is* doing genuine good and isn't a mere marketing gimmick.
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