What’s the Latest Tea? Oprah and Starbucks Are Hooking Up
SEATTLE (AP) — She may not have it with you, but it’s now possible to drink Oprah Winfrey’s tea, since two money-making brands got together this week in Seattle.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz brought Winfrey on stage Wednesday at the shareholders meeting to announce a drink named after the media mogul.
Beginning April 29, customers will be able to walk into Starbucks and Teavana stores across the United States and Canada and order Teavana Oprah Chai Tea. Starbucks will make a donation to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation for each product sold.
Schultz also told shareholders the coffee company is still in the early stages of growth and has a long-term target of doubling its market cap to $100 billion.
Television writer and producer Norman Lear kicked off the meeting by introducing the Playing For Change Band, whose third album will be available in Starbucks stores in June.
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