Sweet meets spicy on an air conditioned afternoon

This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Five weeks ago, I started a new fitness routine… let’s just call it “boot camp.” And along with this “boot camp” came some diet recommendations: eat light at night, increase your veggie intake, and (last but not least) try to cut out coffee.

I’m sorry… what? No coffee for six weeks?

There was a BUT in there however… TEA. Tea was ok. That meant I could slip in an afternoon chai latte here and there and not break any silly rules!

PHEW! I say that, my dear readers, because this is the amazingness that showed up on my doorstep just a few days later:

Look at those TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods!!! All of the goodness of a hot chai latte right from your Keurig® machine!

If you’re thinking I’m a little “too” excited about this, I want you to picture my afternoon working situation:

It’s 2:30pm and the afternoon yawns are making their way around the office. The sun is glaring at you outside, but it’s a cool 68 degrees at your desk as you shiver through the afternoon bundled up in a sweater and blanket at your desk. You want to go out and grab a hot caffeinated drink, but the walk to the coffee shop around the corner will melt you in the 102 degree heat and they’ll all laugh at you for getting a hot drink on a crazy hot day, so instead you sit and shiver and stay put and continue to be cold and tired.

Now just pretend everything is fixed by getting up from your desk, walking down the hall with your coffee mug, TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pod and milk packet in hand… and one minute later your mind, body and spirit are warmed by that sweet and spicy loveliness that is a chai latte. You’re not just comforted by the warmth… but you’re seriously imagining yourself somewhere far, far away from that office chair. Well… until you realize your boss is standing behind you and you have another deadline to hit… but it was nice while it lasted!

I couldn’t help myself and took a spin at making one the very next day:

Every afternoon from then on, I had a little something to look forward to as an afternoon snack/body warmer. And you can bet that I devoured each of those TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods in succession. In fact, I just ran out of them today and already placed an order for more supplies!

If you love chai tea, and you have a Keurig® machine, you really do need to try these out! I’m still not quite sure how they recreate the coffee shop magic, but they really do!