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It’s rare when the lake is as flat as it is today ~ I’m talking hardly a ripple. It’s a great day to be out on the boat and today we’re going fishing, which, for me is actually code for paging through a good book or one of the junk magazines the grocery stores stock near the checkout. They get me every time. My husband could fish every day he likes it so much but for me, it’s more about relaxing and enjoying the view or the spray of lake water on my face when we’re cruising. Even though the calendar says May, temps in our area are fickle, early mornings and evenings are still chilly. So when I knew we were heading out early, I wanted a beverage to keep me warm and thought about a thermos of coffee but then I remembered the NEW TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® Pods that came in the mail. I wish I had taken a picture of the box they came in ~ beautifully wrapped with a big orange bow but in my excitement, I ripped it open, Christmas-morning style and the remnants were not pretty. Anyway. . .back to “fishing” ~ even though the boat is docked behind our house so there’s no travel time involved, when the captain says the boat is leaving the dock at 8 a.m. ~ the boat is leaving the dock at 8 a.m., so if making this Chai Latte was time consuming, well . . .
Thankfully, I discovered this is all I had to do:
I just emptied one sweetened dairy packet into my cup.
I set my Keurig® to brew on the 8 ounce setting. It brewed fast and then I just gave it a little stir.
That’s it! I just wish you could have smelled the flavor trip the aroma of this TAZO® Chai Latte sent me on ~ sweet cinnamon, spicy ginger, cardamom and mmm vanilla that made me think of some of the exotic places that are still on my Official Travel Bucket List. It’s such a perfect blend ~ rich and creamy ~ made from milk, tea leaves and spices ~ sweet meets spicy! Because the lake was so calm, I was able to enjoy one delicious sip after another until I sadly found myself with an empty mug, wishing for more (insert sigh).
I plan to keep TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® Pods stocked at my house and although I’m usually a last-minute gal, not planning very far ahead I already know I’ll be bringing them out for our holiday celebrations this fall and winter, too. My sister-in-law Mary is a huge tea drinker and this is right up her alley. She’s a lot like me. We both appreciate simplicity and these K-Cup® Pods make it so convenient to brew and enjoy chai tea from my own Keurig® in the comfort of my own home ~ or boat as the case was today.
TAZO® Chai Latte comes in either classic latte or vanilla caramel latte. I’ve tasted both, but can’t decide which I like best. Hmmm. . .I may have to taste it a few more times . . .
In other news, TAZO® partnered with New York Times Bestselling author and host, Padma Lakshmi to celebrate the release of these new Chai Latte K-Cup® pods.
Tea has been a part of Padma’s life going back to when she was a child in India so she’s excited to celebrate these flavors with TAZO®. I loved her heartwarming story about tea being “the first thing they let you make in the kitchen” and how she’d “boil whole milk in a big pot and add tea, ginger, sugar and crushed cardamom pods”. Tea remains a constant in her life today.
Padma created some delicious recipes we can all enjoy that pair perfectly with chai tea, like:
- baked figs with manchego cheese
- sugar and cinnamon chips
- pomegranate and goat cheese on pumpernickel toast
- toast with manchego cheese and spicy jam
- aloo tikkis
- cinnamon tea cookies
Log onto TAZO.com/chai/pairings for complete recipes.
Chai Tea is a black tea sweet-spicy blend steeped in 5,000 years of Indian history. To learn even more about Chai Tea and TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods visit TAZO® Chai Latte and to stock your own shelves hop over to http://www.tazo.com/wheretobuy.
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Enjoy your TAZO® Chai Latte escape! Oh ~ and the fish? They all got away, but thankfully my Chai Latte did not. ♥