Sunday, December 19, 2010

Oregon Chai Review and Giveaway...

We recently had the chance to review The Original Chai Tea Latte Concentrate from Oregon Chai.





About Oregon Chai:
"Our story is simple. We fell in love.
Once upon a time—say, 1991—our founder was feeling a little lost, existentially speaking. So she took a break from her everyday and headed for the Himalayas in search of, well, who knows what. (Inspiration, maybe?)
While she was there, she met a man. Whoa, hit the mental brakes there, people! Because here's where the story takes a left turn.
You see, she didn't fall in love with the man. She fell in love with the rich, creamy, spiced tea he was selling. With CHAI. And all it took was one sip.
So she came home and dedicated herself to re-creating and reperfecting this drink of all drinks. Before long, traditional chai's American cousin, Oregon Chai, was born.



Today, Oregon Chai is part of the Kerry, Inc. family. And as the first to bring authentic chai to the United States, we now spend our "everydays" striving to remain true to our Oregonian roots while serving up Me Time wherever, whenever we can.
So why Me Time? Well, we like to think sharing these daily moments of peace and tranquility is good karma. Not in the sense of "next lives" or anything. But rather, our day-to-day take on this life. Because if you really do get what you give—and we give chai—then that's one tasty deal.
Naturally, only the finest ingredients will do.
That's why at Oregon Chai, we use organic and natural ingredients in all our products. In fact, most of Oregon Chai's 32-oz. concentrates are over 90% organic—perhaps you noticed the USDA Organic seal.
The one concentrate that's not organic and all-natural is our Sugar-Free Original. It's made with Splenda. But that's actually a good thing for people with diabetes, carb counters and anyone looking to remove sugar from their diet. So all's well.
Now, where can you get your hands on Oregon Chai?
Glad you asked. Oregon Chai products are distributed to all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Europe and Guam—yeah, really. You can find our products through food service, natural foods and grocery channels. (Not to mention you can buy chai on this here Web site, right?


About The Original™ Chai Tea Latte Concentrate:
"This is where it all started. Where creation evolved to a higher plane. Where the sweet and spicy blend of black tea, honey, vanilla bean and spices brought perfection to your world. Experience nirvana after every cup - morning, noon or night.
An Original Chai Tea Latte has approximately 30-35 mg of caffeine per serving (same as a lightly brewed cup of black tea).
Ingredients
Water, organic* evaporated cane juice, honey, organic* spices, organic* black tea, ginger, organic* vanilla, organic* natural flavors and citric acid. (*Organically grown and processed in accordance with the California Organic Food Act of 1990)."

What we thought: As I sit here now, typing up this post, I am sipping on a delicious grande Oregon Chai Latte:) I am a tea fanatic...I drink it every day. My all time favorite tea drink is iced chai latte. So, you can imagine my state of bliss:) Oregon Chai Concentrate makes one good iced chai latte!! The coffee shop we usually go to uses whole milk in my drink...creamy and delicious. When we buy concentrate at the store, we usually buy whole milk too, because from experience, chai lattes taste a little watery without it. Generally we only keep fat free milk in our fridge, so when our Oregon Chai review came in the mail and we didn't have whole milk...well, I couldn't have chai latte mix in my house and not try it immediately!! Amazingly, t tasted SUPER delicious even with our fat free milk...still creamy and delicious! Now that is the mark of a good tea!! The blend of honey and spices in Oregon Chai is perfect...it is by far my new favorite way to drink my iced chai lattes:) ABCD Diaries gives Oregon Chai an A+!

Win It: Oregon Chai has generously offered THREE ABCD Diaries readers an Oregon Chai Goodie Package, which includes Oregon Chai Original Chai Tea Latte Concentrate and some extras to help you find your Me Time! To enter, become a follower of our blog via GFC and leave a comment below(if you already follow, just leave a comment saying so:)
Extra Entries:
1.Subscribe to our RSS feed +2 entries...comment twice please
2.Like Oregon Chai on Facebook(leave id) +1 entry
3.Check out the Oregon Chai website and share something you learned about Oregon Chai or one of the products!
4.Follow Oregon Chai on Twitter
5. Sign up for the Oregon Chai newsletter
6.Follow ABCD Diaries via Twitter(leave id) +1 entry
7.Tweet about this giveaway(leave link)+1 entry per day(1 tweet/day)
8.Blog about this giveaway(leave link) +2 entries...comment twice please
9.Enter any other current giveaways on ABCD Diaries and leave a comment saying so. +1 for each entered
*Please include links with extra entries
Giveaway ends Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 11:59cst. Winners will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a sample of Oregon Chai Latte for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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