Oprah Chai Tea is Coming to a Starbucks Near You

Chai embodies the spicy spirit of Oprah. We look at other beverages that represent the essence of celebs from Matthew McConaughey to Kanye.

Photo: Ted S. Warren/AP

Photo: Ted S. Warren/AP

What does it take to get your name on a Starbucks tea blend? Billions in your pocket, a TV show, your own magazine, and a few movies under your belt. Basically, you have to be Oprah Winfrey.

According to Grub Street, the media mogul has teamed up with Starbucks and Teavana to release Teavana Oprah Chai Tea, a personally curated custom-blend of black and Roobois teas with an infusion of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and clove. Oprah explains the choice of tea flavor in a simple statement:

“I like things spicy. I like things chai’d up.”

The tea will hit Starbucks and Teavana stores across the U.S. and Canada on April 29, and all proceeds will go towards youth education charities.

This collaboration got us thinking…

If Oprah is spicy like Chai Tea, what beverage are other celebrities? Take a look at definitive celebrity beverage pairings below.

Bono = Fair-Trade Kenyan Coffee

bono Oprah Chai Tea is Coming to a Starbucks Near You

The U2 singer is well known for both his music career and his activism concerning Africa; although, Bono has been criticized for his anti-apartheid efforts. He is very outspoken about the fact he’s trying to save the world.

Matthew McConaughey = Caffeinated Sports Drink

mcc Oprah Chai Tea is Coming to a Starbucks Near You

If you watch and listen to the hyperactive actor for too long, it can feel like you’ve freebased multiple 5-Hour Energys (or amphetamine).

Kanye West = “Kanye West” Coca-Cola

kanye Oprah Chai Tea is Coming to a Starbucks Near You

“Kanye West” brand Coke tastes identical to the original Coca-Cola, but he claims to have invented the “original” recipe because he is an egomaniac with a god-complex.

And, to dispel any confusion about Teavana Oprah Chai Tea…

[via Grubstreet]

  • ADOLF WITZELING

    Celebrity drinks, really? Hey Starbucks I’ve got a great recipe for coffee melange..call me..I also have a billion…ideas

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