Last week was my busiest work week of the year. I didn't stop for a lunch hour, and several days I didn't stop for a dinner hour. My colleague and I proofed and printed and finally got through with our magazine's annual newcomers' guide ... and we even finished a bit early so we could both attend family events that were important to us! So, can you imagine how delighted I was to return home that last evening after work and find a gift from Oregon Chai, which says it's on a mission to help people find a little "Me Time"? I am all about "me time" right now! I have to confess I had my fingers crossed as I tried this powdered chai tea latte mix, because powdered anything is often a gamble when it comes to taste. I am delighted to be able to tell you I love it! It had a very rich, thick and creamy taste, and it's every bit as good as any chai I've ordered in a coffee or tea shop. And while I liked it fine right now, I cannot wait to drink this during cooler weather!
My sample arrived with some great accessories, including the pretty, oversized tea mug shown in the top photo. But there was also a cool double-walled acrylic iced tea glass that I have really enjoyed using over the past few days. (I don't like to drink my chai cold, so I've got iced green tea in my glass.) This looks just like those clear plastic cups you get at Starbucks or other coffee and tea joints, but it's really reusable acrylic. Even the straw is reusable!
See? Doesn't this look just like those throwaway cups? And yet it's not. Clever!
Now much as I love getting a free sample from a tea company, there's something I love even more: When that tea company offers a giveaway for one of my blog readers! And in this case, there is a giveaway for two lucky winners! You can win one of two gifts: 1) A 10-ounce canister of the powdered chai and the yellow-gold logo mug OR 2) A 10-ounce canister of the powdered chai and the acrylic iced tea cup. Please let me know if you'd like to enter only the chai-and-mug giveaway, only the chai-and-iced-tea-cup giveaway, or if you're OK with winning either one, and I'll let the random number generator select the winners. Just comment between now and 7 a.m. EST tomorrow. Good luck!