This latte recipe post sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review.
Working from home, I usually try my best to take a lunch break about half through my work day.
My lunch finds me making myself something that is tasty, but also easy to make to eat for lunch time. This is because it is only me and my lunch is also honestly just a quick break from my regularly scheduled work-at-home day.
Throughout the day, I drink infused water, but at lunch I try to enjoy a something other than my water like smoothies in the really warm weather or tea on a chiller, rainy spring day.
To be honest, the past few weeks here in NY, we have been having some chilly and rainy spring days more often than not sadly.
But the one thing that helps ease the rainy day blues, has been getting to enjoy a cup of TAZO® Chai Latte, which is made from milk, tea leaves and spices and can also easily be brewed with their K-Cup® pods with my Keurig® for my lunch-time breaks.
Chai latte tea has always been a favorite of mine as it not only has been around for over 5,000 years with origins in Indian history, but chai is a black tea blend that’s part sweet, part spicy, and totally unexpected. But getting to try TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods has meet all these exceptions and much more.
See there is just something about the rich, creamy blended taste of an authentic TAZO® Chai Latte black tea, with every sip including spicy cardamom, cinnamon and ginger that meets a sweet vanilla escape for even the coolest of rainy days. And even more so the new TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods have allowed me to explore a world of flavor from the comfort of my own home during my lunch-time work day breaks.
So, I have found myself being able to relax, as my taste buds have hosted me on an imaginary journey through the exotic lands of sweet cinnamon, fragrant cardamom, and spicy ginger, leaving me feeling invigorated by the aromatic flavors and ready to travel around the world and ready to start my second portion of my work day once I have drank a steamy, warm cup of TAZO® Chai Latte.
But my cup of TAZO® Chai Latte wouldn’t be complete without a wonderful lunchtime meal pairing. Luckily for me, Padma Lakshmi, New York Times Bestselling author and host, is the brand spokesperson for the TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods new product launch, because Tea and chai have also always been a part of Padma Lakshmi’s life and family heritage.
The most exciting part is Padma Lakshmi has developed recipes that actually pair perfectly with a cup of chai and you can find all her fabulous TAZO® inspired recipes, HERE.
But I actually recently tried a few of her recipes and thought I would share one that I adapted a bit to my own liking with ingredients that I also had in my home from a recent grocery shopping visit, that you can also give a try in your own home easily and conveniently. Plus this one truly went perfectly with my TAZO® Chai Latte at lunchtime.
If you too would like to try TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods, you can visit TAZO.com/wheretobuy. Also for more information on TAZO®, you can find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, too.
Do you enjoy a warm cup of tea on cooler, rainy spring days?
Would you like to try TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods?
What is your favorite recipe to have with a cup of chai latte?
Amanda || Growing Up Madison says
I love Chai tea no matter what the weather and I love the Tazo brand. Being able to make this at home without having to run out to the coffee shop is awesome. I am going to have to get this the next time I’m picking up my k-cups. BTW that recipe is so simple that I can see myself making this as a quick snack for lunch etc.
I am so with you on Tazo and truly one of my favorite brands. And I love this simple recipe for a quick lunch/afternoon-time snack, so couldn’t be happier to share with you 🙂
William Holland says
Oddly, Chai Latte is Bev’s favorite drink. I’m a simple guy….vanilla mocha for me. That’s my morning break from writing, running out to get my mocha.
Whatever floats our boats, right?
Happy Wednesday, Janine!
I agree totally and whatever floats your boat, indeed! Happy Monday to you, too now Bill 🙂
Kathy Radigan says
Chai Tea is my favorite too! Love that they have this!! Thanks for the 411!
No wonder we are friends as I love Chai Tea, too and always so happy to share with you!! 🙂
Padma! Please pack you knives and go!
Anywho, I’m a fan. I’d love to have TAZO with you! And snacks.
I would nothing more than this, too. Seriously, it is too long of a time coming!!
Ooh yum, that sounds like a great mid-day treat! I wouldn’t think to combine cream cheese and craisins on toast, but that actually sounds delicious and great for kicking those mid-day sweet urges.
Thanks Bev and seriously such a wonderful treat to indeed kick those mid-day urges to the curb 🙂
Carrie Groneman says
I LOVE cream cheese on toast and putting craisins on is brilliant!!! Thanks for the yummy idea Janine:)
Thanks Carrie and truly my pleasure!! 🙂
Chai tea is so good, and the toast looks like the perfect snack 🙂
Thank you so much and hope you can try both the chai tea and the snack, too!! 🙂
This is a nice duo to have for lunch. I love Tazo Chai too!
Thanks Rosey and couldn’t agree more!! 😉
I think this should pretty much be eaten on a daily basis, right? Yum! A great way to make any day better for sure 🙂
I couldn’t agree more, Jen!! 🙂
What yummy ideas! I love Chai. It is such a good afternoon pick me up! I work from home also and it is hard for me to remember to take that lunch break half way through sometimes.
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Thanks Claire and will totally keep this in mind and so happy to share with you another work from home mom here though, too!! 🙂
Diane Roark says
I am going to pick some Taza Chai Latti for this weekend for my oldest daughter. She love Chai Tea. In fact, all of us girls love it. Your cream cheese and Craisins treat looks scrumptious too. Thanks for the ideas.
Blessings and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend,
Thank you Diane and hope you do get all get to try very soon and wishing you and your family a very, Happy Memorial Day weekend, too now!! 🙂
Sheila qualls says
I’ve had this post in my inbox but haven’t taken time to fully read it until now. If I’d known it was about something so yummy, I would have made time sooner. llol! Love Chai! Will jave to try!
So glad you finally got to check it out and hope you can make the snack and the chai tea very soon, too now!! 🙂
Aunt Gloria says
It all sounds yummy. I definitely will try the cream cheese and cranraisin sandwich. And the drinks sound delicious….will have to try them also. Thanks for sharing these good ideas for some healthy and good tasting treats! Love…..xxoo
Happy to share and do hope you can try soon! Love you too xoxo 😉
This sounds like the best breakfast ever. I love chai and would love to try these K cups. I didn’t know this was even around in K cups! Thanks for the heads up 🙂
So happy to give you the heads up, Ann and hope you can try soon, too!! 🙂
Kristi Campbell says
I love chai tea and your cream cheese with craisins on toast is brilliant and easy-to-make looking! Awesome, Janine!
Aw, thanks Kristi and seriously so easy to make and so tasty still, too 😉
I haven’t tried any type of chai latte. Maybe I should try on my next visit to a coffee shop.
And aahhh cream cheese!! I think Iove anything with cream cheese in it. LOL
Hope you do get to try soon and enjoy, too!! 😉
That looks so yummy and like its a part of the most perfect combination! Thanks for sharing the recipes here 🙂
Always so happy to share here with you and thanks always, Nellie for sharing and being so kind to me!! 🙂
We don’t have a Keurig (I know…last ones in the world, maybe?), but this is definitely making me long for a nice cup of tea right now!
Leslie, I held out only so long on the Keurig, but now not sure how I lived without it. And I know I do love a nice cup of tea so very much, too!! 🙂
Chris Carter says
First of all, I LOVE STARBUCKS!!!! Secondly, I simply MUST try this K Cup! I have their french roast K cups and they are soooo delicious! The chai would be perfect for that afternoon slump. I do love me some chai… 🙂
Aw, hope you get to try soon, Chris and enjoy!! 😉