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I just love a hot, savory/sweet beverage. Something creamy and heart-warming and soul-soothing. I love sharing these moments with friends. Sitting across the table from sisters, swapping stories and laughing loudly over cups overflowing with comfort.
It’s interesting how conversation flows at a table while sipping mugs. How hearts open and friends bond with hands wrapped around warm, delicious drinks.
It’s something I thoroughly enjoy, and as a hostess, I share with my guests. I love hosting our weekly bible study and setting out mugs for my peeps, knowing God is going to show up in the laughter and prayers and steam rising from cups. I love that mugs set out and beverages served say so much more than just, “quench your thirst.” They say, “Welcome. Pull up a chair. Put up your feet. We’re all family here.”
Sometimes I need that feeling all to myself. When I stay up late after everyone is asleep and the house is all mine. I make myself a treat and sip slowly, savoring the flavor and the silence. Sometimes I need it in the morning, just moments before all the tiny feet hit the floor. I can stand in my kitchen and enjoy my mug for a sliver of time, all mine, a sip that lingers like a warm embrace.
In these stolen moments, in the silence of sleeping children and stillness of night, in the laughter and company of good friends discussing a good God, a sweet aroma can rejuvenate the weary, a spicy flavor can revive a spirit. And even in the middle of hectic days, of folding laundry and sibling squabbles and temper tantrums in the car, just a quick sip can bring peace and perspective in the middles of this messy life.
My latest obsession is the NEW TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods, Sweet Meets Spicy Collection, made from milk, tea leaves, and spices. After the first try, I was hooked. The creamy blend of black tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and vanilla is perfection. A completely delectable blend of sweet and spicy.
When I’m housebound during naptime, in need of a pick me up after the morning’s battles, I can pour in the classic latte flavor, pop the TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods in my Keurig®, and out comes a passport to far away land. The flavors and aroma transport me from my living room, allow me to escape my present frustrations, and for just a moment, find some relief from the day to day.
If you are looking for a way to treat yourself (and you SHOULD. Please. TREAT YO’ SELF!), go to TAZO.com/chai and check out the NEW TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods. To celebrate the release of the new K-Cup® pods, TAZO has partnered with New York Times Bestselling author and host Padma Lakshmi.
Tea and chai have always been a part of Padma Lakshmi’s life and family heritage and she is excited to celebrate the flavors of chai with TAZO. She’s developed recipes that pair perfectly with a cup of chai and I can’t wait to try them with my next cup! Find her recipes at TAZO.com/chai/pairings and find where to buy TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods at TAZO.com/wheretobuy
Treat yourself to a sweet and spicy cup. I’m raising mine to you, sister.