Saturday, January 8, 2011

Oregon Chai Original Tea Latte Concentrate Review and Giveaway! CLOSED

We will be celebrating some winners later, but it's time to talk about some "Me Time" with Oregon Chai Original Tea Latte Concentrate. If you know anything about me, you know that I am constantly sipping on a cup of coffee...yes, you read that right. I'm not a tea person, for the most part, but coffee, I love!



But, when the opportunity came to try out Oregon Chai's Tea Latte Concentrate, I jumped on it. (There's nothing wrong with trying something new!)

Taste

From a normally non-tea or chai drinker, the taste is a little spicy and a little sweet. It's quite different than I thought it would taste, in a good way. It's definitely not coffee - it's tea, so you can expect the lighter side, but it has a nice spicy taste to wake your senses up in the morning. Get you sparked right up. It's mellow enough, though, to drink any time of the day: morning, noon, or late in the evening...whenever it's time for that "Me Time", as Oregon Chai calls it (Whatever that is! I haven't seen "Me Time" since before the kids!).


Research

Okay, so I went onto their website to do my little research...and would you believe there is a recipe for a Chocolate Chai Cake? Oh, yes, we made the cake and...oh, my! It's a must-try for you chocolate lovers! It doesn't stop there...they actually have a recipe section on their site with many more yummy yum yum recipes! I can't wait to try more of them!

I think the best part - because I am a coffee drinker - is that Oregon Chai's Tea Latte provides about as much caffeine as a "lightly brewed cup of black tea" (according to their site), so if you drink a few cups, you can get your little caffeine buzz on in the morning - or evening, if that's what you prefer. (Sue me, I have 6 kids to keep up with!)

In addition, you're going to save yourself a ton of money making it at home, as opposed to stopping at the local stores and buying your $4 daily cup of chai. (you can purchase the whole concentrated container above for a little over $5!)

Oh! Did I mention it's vegan, too?

If You Want to Try It...

I know that I caught your attention with the Chocolate Chai Cake and you're just dieing to make one now, so I'm excited to let you know that Oregon Chai offered to give not 1...not 2...but 3 winners a box (?) of their Oregon Chai Tea Latte Concentrate (just like in the picture above).

Mandatory entry: Go to the Oregon Chai site and tell me something else about Oregon Chai that I did not mention.

The winner MUST be a Mommy Rantings follower to win the giveaway.

Extra entries:

1) "Like" Mommy Rantings on Facebook. (2 entries) (right hand column of blog)

2) Follow QueenBMomma on Twitter. (2 entries) (left hand column of blog)

3) Like Oregon Chai on Facebook. (Leave a comment that Mommy Rantings sent you!)

4) Follow Oregon Chai on Twitter.

5) Grab my button and put it on your blog (leave the link) (3 entries)

6) Update your Facebook status with this giveaway. (2 entries)

7) Subscribe via email (2 entries)

8) Blog about this giveaway - tell me your blog's URL (3 entries).

9) Tweet this giveaway (you can do this once per day!) (1 entry per tweet -leave twitter name)

10) Sign up for Oregon Chai's newsletter and provide the URL confirmation link.




Winners will be chosen through Random.org and the winning entries will be validated (I will make sure that you did the mandatory entry and the entry # that is chosen. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN ONE OF YOUR ENTRIES. RUNNING AROUND THE INTERNET TRACKING DOWN WINNERS IS NO FUN!

Thank you to Oregon Chai for sponsoring this giveaway! This giveaway will end on Jan 22th, 2011 at midnight EST. I will contact the winners by email and they will have 24 hours to respond before the runner up is chosen. Good luck!

I received a product for the purpose of review. I did not receive monetary compensation. All opinions are expressly mine. ;) 

102 comments:

  1. They make a sugar-free version of the original!

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  6. I like Oregon Chai on Facebook (kelly.demarchis), and left a Wall Post!

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  10. Tweet! Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/Kelly2632/status/23804224261328896

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  11. There are two new flavors of Oregon Chai dry mix pouches. (1) Sugar-Free Original chai is sweetened with Splenda and (2) Slightly Sweet Original chai has 50% less sugar and fewer carbs than The Original.

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  19. They make a sugar free version with splenda.
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  20. Signed up for oregon chai newsletter. http://www.oregonchai.com/newsletter/response.aspx?msg=You%20have%20been%20successfully%20added%20to%20our%20newsletter.

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  28. I learned that Oregon Chai is made almost entirely from organic ingredients.

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  29. #1) I like Mommy Rantings on Facebook.

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  35. #1) I'm an email subscriber via angieangel14 at hotmail dot com.

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  36. #2) I'm an email subscriber via angieangel14 at hotmail dot com.

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  37. I tweeted:

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  38. I signed up for your newsletter:

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  39. There are many varieties like vanilla, matcha green tea, sugar-free, and caffeine-free...I will stick with the caffeine!
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  53. Learned they make a sugar free version w/ splenda. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  68. Oregon Chai products are distributed to all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Europe and Guam.

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  71. 1- I shared about this giveaway on Facebook!
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  90. I follow your blog via GFC (my icon is a cute little orange! :). I found out that Oregon Chai has a list of chai-related cocktails, like the Chai White Russian.

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  91. I like Oregon Chai on Facebook.

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  93. I subscribe to the Oregon Chai newsletter as glycine.max at gmail dot com.

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  96. I like Mommy Rantings on Facebook as Erin A-L. (I will provide my full name for verification if my entry is drawn as a winner).

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  97. I like Mommy Rantings on Facebook as Erin A-L. (I will provide my full name for verification if my entry is drawn as a winner).

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