My Go-To Chilled Summer Tea: Chocolate Chai + New Blog Header

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 6, 2012

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There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t make myself a cup of tea. I’m always trying out new brands and flavours, on a quest to find my perfect tea. My go-to tea has been Japanese Sencha loose leaf for years, but I like to spice things up once and a while.

I recently fell head over heels for President’s Choice Chocolate Chai tea. It’s made from a lovely base of roasted chicory root, carob pod, with hints of spices like ginger and cinnamon. The price is very reasonable too; I think the tea bags work out to being less than 20 cents each. I find flavoured teas can be hit or miss, but this one is definitely a hit.

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It really does have a chocolaty chai flavour like it claims. Before the weather got so hot, I was enjoying this tea piping hot with almond milk. Once the heat wave hit, I’ve been chilling a pot of brewed tea overnight so I have lots to drink the next day. The other plus of chilling tea overnight is that you don’t have to dilute the flavours with ice. [Thanks to Averie for giving me this tip a long time ago!]

Obviously, you guys know how to make tea and this isn’t a “recipe”, but I’ve been enjoying it so much I thought I’d share it anyways. Before bed, I boil 4 cups of water and pour it into a pot along with two chocolate chai tea bags. Then I place it in the fridge overnight (or until chilled if making it during the day), leaving the tea bags in for a stronger flavour (and more caffeine!)

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In the morning, I stir in 1 cup of almond milk and 1.5-2 tbsp maple syrup. Sometimes I stir in 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract too. If your milk is already sweetened you might find you don’t need much sweetener. I’ve made this with many other flavours too, including regular black tea.

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I love to pour a glass first thing in the morning or as an afternoon pick-me-up. Much like vegan overnight oats, it’s really nice to wake up to! You can also pour it into a travel mug and bring it to work or school with you or on the road.

It’s chocolaty, it’s creamy, and it’s so refreshing in this heat.

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[Apparently there is something green floating in my tea. Totally normal…!]

What are your go-to summer drinks? Do you make any at home? What are your favourite teas?

My other fav summer beverages include Iced soy lattes, green monsters, and other smoothies. I know I’m about a million years late to the latte party.

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In other news, I have a new summer blog header up! The theme was inspired by my Crumble Bar photoshoot yesterday. I hope you enjoy it. Hold down Control + F5 to refresh the page if you can’t already see the new blog header. (Update 1): Some of you are saying the header looks distorted in Chrome and Safari browsers…not sure why, but I will hopefully have this fixed soon! Update 2) The header should now be fixed in both Chrome and Safari. Please let me know if the image is working for you! Thanks)

Here is the original shot before editing in Lightroom, cropping, and writing the blog name in Photoshop.

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You can also check out my post on Chatelaine this week where I talk about two easy summertime smoothie recipes.

Stay cool & have a great weekend!

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Faith @ For the Health of It July 6, 2012 at 8:33 am

I LOVE iced white tea with honey. There’s this gourmet tea shop that I keep meaning to go to and stock up on the summery flavored loose tea leaves to brew. They have the most intriguing blends, like passionflower boysenberry and mango mint!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 6, 2012 at 8:41 am

Those teas sound amazing. It’s amazing what they come up with!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 6, 2012 at 8:33 am

I have never heard of chocolate ea before! This needs to be in my life, as I am a chocolate addict.

Great new header! I love the cherries! Did you design it yourself?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 6, 2012 at 8:42 am

Thanks Laura, yup I made it yesterday. I’ll post a before pic of the header shot for fun.

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Beks July 6, 2012 at 8:34 am

Love the new header! It’s so nice!

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Susan July 6, 2012 at 8:36 am

I love to make iced green tea with fresh mint from my garden – very refreshing. Sparkling mineral water with lemon or lime is also a great thirst quencher on a very hot day.

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Janae @ Bring-Joy July 6, 2012 at 8:36 am

I love that you put basil in your purple berry basil smoothie. What a fresh take on the traditional smoothie.

I don’t drink black tea, but I’m a fan of any variety of an rooibos infusion. There are so many varieties out there, I especially love the chai rooibos. I too add almond milk, & I like to sweeten with stevia.

& I really like your new header. What’s the fabric you used underneath the cherries?

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Angela July 6, 2012 at 9:16 am

It’s burlap :) Very messy, but I love it in photos!

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Janae @ Bring-Joy July 6, 2012 at 9:21 am

Very cool! Where do you buy that stuff?

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Angela July 6, 2012 at 11:01 am

I got it at Canadian Tire in their gardening section :)

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Kami July 7, 2012 at 12:09 am

I drink mostly rooibos or mate teas these days. I have a chocomint rooibos tea that is just *divine* chilled on a hot, summery day!

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K July 6, 2012 at 8:37 am

love the new header, great colour combo!
my favourite tea is an almond tea from a little tea place in King West (Toronto)

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Alex @ Raw Recovery July 6, 2012 at 8:37 am

I’ll have to forward this recipe to my Chai-addicted sister! I love the new blog header! Cherries are one of my favorite fruits and I love how you have been changing it up so often!

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Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 6, 2012 at 8:38 am

Love the new header!! Perfect for summer :D

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 6, 2012 at 8:39 am

Gorgeous header Ange! As I said the other day, there’s just something about the blue and cherry colours that I love. Great job! And those tea bags.. I think I’ll have to try them out! My favourite hot weather drinks are iced teas from David’s Tea (totally addicted, especially to Perfect Pear, a herbal one with pear and vanilla in it. SO good!) And of course, green monsters and other smoothies. :)

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Kaylee July 8, 2012 at 9:00 am

I also love David’s Tea! So much so that I bring tons of it back in my suitcase with me when I go back to the UK. I drink Sencha all the time as well, but my favourite David’s Tea green tea is ‘Toasted Walnut’. It has such a nice sweet kick to it.

Iced, I love the Luscious Watermelon and Goji Pop. And they have a great Chai selection as well. I pretty much love every one I’ve tasted so far though. It’s pretty addicting, haha.

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Sarah July 6, 2012 at 8:39 am

Love the new header but for some reason in my browser (chrome) Its all squished and distorted looking. Possibly still set to the same image size of the last header? Or maybe my browser is just wonky!

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Angela July 6, 2012 at 9:17 am

Yikes, thanks for letting me know! I’ll see what I can do.

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Angela July 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

It should be fixed now Sarah! Can you let me know if it looks ok to you?

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Kim July 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I also thought it looked distorted this morning but it looks fine now!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm

That’s good news :)

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Sarah July 6, 2012 at 8:39 am

Love the new header but for some reason in my browser (chrome) Its all squished and distorted looking. Possibly still set to the same image size of the last header? Or maybe my browser is just wonky!

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Kaila @ Healthy Helper July 6, 2012 at 8:43 am

I love teas with hints of chocolate in them! It makes them so rich a creamy! Love the new header too!

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Christa @ Edible Balance July 6, 2012 at 8:44 am

LOVE the new header! It’s gorgeous :)

fabulous idea for the tea, I’m not a coffee drinker anymore and all I see is iced coffee! I wish I prepped overnight oats last night, I’m really craving them now! Have a great weekend!!

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Nicole July 6, 2012 at 8:44 am

I live in Florida, where it’s extra steamy this time of year, and I love this idea! Plus, I really need to stop spending so much $$$ at Starbucks on my chai tea : ) Thanks for the tip! Love the new design, too!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 6, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I know I love Starbucks but it can suck the wallet dry at times! hah

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[email protected] KatieDid July 6, 2012 at 8:44 am

the header looks awesome although a bit distorted… but cute theme idea! cherries are perfect for the season, can’t get enough.

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Angela July 6, 2012 at 9:17 am

Are you using Chrome by chance?

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Angela July 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

The header should be fixed now in Chrome…can you let me know if it’s working for you? Thanks Katie!

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Joanna July 6, 2012 at 8:45 am

Love the header. Have a great weekend!

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Alex @ Brain, Body, Because July 6, 2012 at 8:48 am

ICED COFFEE. It’s the best thing in the world on a hot, humid morning.

ps – The header is super cute :)

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Jessica July 6, 2012 at 8:48 am

Love the new blog header. LOVE.

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Colleen July 6, 2012 at 8:50 am

Hi Angela!
There was cherry juice all over my kitchen last night, but my breakfast just rocked the house! Thank you!
Yesterday I made lavender-chamomile iced tea with lemon. Two cups lavender tea (I steeped the buds), two cups chamomile, 2 cups cold water, 3 squeezed lemons and 1/3 c. raw sugar. I would have used liquid sugar, but I don’t keep it around. This was a combination of three lavender tea recipes I could find.
And then I mixed it in sparkling water. And then I was in heaven.
Have a great day and a fabulous weekend! Great new header!

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Angela July 6, 2012 at 11:03 am

That sounds incredible Colleen. I think I have some lavender-cham tea too….hmmm. ;)

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Kristen @ notsodomesticated July 6, 2012 at 8:53 am

Very cute header! :)

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Lindsey July 6, 2012 at 8:53 am

I will have to try that tea, I have seen it before but never picked it up. I love water with lemon and Stevia, smoothies with Vega protein, and iced coffee.

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Heidi @ Food Doodles July 6, 2012 at 8:54 am

Yum, I love the PC brand chocolatey chai! I never thought to chill it though, I always think of it as a hot drink. Gotta try this :D Your header looks great!

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veganlinda July 6, 2012 at 8:55 am

I love tea, love chai. Need to try this brand. Love the glass too.

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Lina July 6, 2012 at 8:57 am

This looks inconceivably delicious! I love your blog header – so pretty!

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Noelle (@singerinkitchen) July 6, 2012 at 9:01 am

Chai Chocolate??? Send me some ASAP! :-)

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries July 6, 2012 at 9:02 am

you always have the cutest headers! this one is my favorite one yet i think!

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Erin Motz July 6, 2012 at 9:02 am

This sounds delicious! I love lemon-lavender tea and I make my own with organic lavender flowers and sliced lemon — it’s amazing!

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Jesse (OutToLunchCreations) July 6, 2012 at 9:03 am

I love the new header, it looks great. Have you every tried Four O’clock Chocolate Spice Tea? Its fairtrade, 85% organic and caffeine free and it is one of my favorite dessert teas. It tastes great hot or cold with a splash of almond milk and since its caffeine free you can enjoy it in the evening on place of dessert.

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Angela July 6, 2012 at 9:21 am

I don’t think I have but I will have to check that out!

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Becca July 6, 2012 at 9:33 am

I agree: this is my FAVORITE tea! Available at Loblaws.

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Angela July 6, 2012 at 11:05 am

I’ll have to pick some up. Bonus points for being available at Loblaws too!
I’ve been looking for a decaf that I can drink at night. No caffeine for me after 5pm! lol
I also like Vanilla Nut Stash decaf tea, but the flavour isnt quite as strong as I’d hope.

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Cait's Plate July 6, 2012 at 9:03 am

Another fabulous header! Love it :)

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Valerie Halston July 6, 2012 at 9:04 am

Love your website and the new header! Thanks for the detox salad recipe!! I’ve been enjoying that often and I will have to try this tea, as well! I’ve been bragging about your site often! I appreciate it so much! Thank you!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 6, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Aw thank you Valerie, that means a lot to me!

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Lauren July 6, 2012 at 9:07 am

I am a FREAK about chai tea. Love, love, love it!

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Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition July 6, 2012 at 9:09 am

Yum! I love chai teas – so delicious! I just bought my own smoothie make and I make it with ice now- best thing in the world

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Amy July 6, 2012 at 9:13 am

i love the header picture but it looks distorted??

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Angela July 6, 2012 at 9:19 am

Hey Amy, Are you using Chrome browser by chance? A couple others said it’s distorted too, but it looks fine to me in Firefox and IE.

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Amy July 6, 2012 at 9:20 am

hmmm I’m using Safari- I have a Mac

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Angela July 6, 2012 at 9:21 am

Ok good to know. Thanks!

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Amy July 6, 2012 at 9:30 am

No problem- for the record I just checked using my firefox browser (my default is Safari but I have Firefox as a backup) and it looked totally normal- it’s got to be certain browsers that are squishing it!

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Angela July 6, 2012 at 11:06 am

Hey Amy, Yea I think that was the issue! The header should be normal in Safari and Chrome now. Can you let me know if it looks ok for you? Thanks!

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Amy July 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Yes I’m looking at it now in Safari and it looks great! Also, organic cherries might be my favorite summer fruit :) The price tag kills me though……

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Glad it’s working for you now! Thanks for letting me know.

Andrea @ Vegvacious July 6, 2012 at 9:15 am

I discovered that chocolatey chai tea this winter and I LOVE it too! Good idea to make it into an iced bevie — I never thought of trying that! And I love your new header. The cherry red with blue lettering goes great together!

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Carrie @ Little Apartment, Big City July 6, 2012 at 9:19 am

Great recipe, Angela! I love Chai, especially iced in the summertime, but I’ve only had vanilla and cinnamon chai before. The chocolate looks delicious.

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Red Deception July 6, 2012 at 9:20 am

I adore the new header! It is very happy and summery!

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Kate July 6, 2012 at 9:26 am

Love the new header!

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andrea July 6, 2012 at 9:27 am

I am going to do this today – except I will use the tea I have in the house (Spicy Chai).

Great Idea!

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Shannon July 6, 2012 at 9:27 am

I love making my own iced tea in the summer! I recently learned to add about 1/4 tsp of baking soda to the tea to cut down on the bitterness you sometimes find after the teas been sitting for awhile. It totally works!

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Angela July 6, 2012 at 11:07 am

Really? That’s interesting! You don’t taste the baking soda at all?

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Shannon July 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm

nope!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Good to know :)

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Becca July 6, 2012 at 9:32 am

I also love the PC Chocolatey Chai tea. Have you tried the Chocolate Mint one too? It is also great.

Thanks for the iced tea WITH MILK idea. I’ve made iced tea before, but for some reason I didn’t think to add any milk to the mix… I’m going to brew some right now and hope that it will be chilled enough in a couple of hours to enjoy.

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Angela July 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

Did you say Chocolate mint? How did I miss that? That sounds right up my alley!

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Becca July 7, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I just saw on Instagram that you found it! YAY :D

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 7, 2012 at 2:35 pm

So I have a somewhat funny yet sad story about that tea.
I was all excited when I found it in the grocery store so I obvously took and pic and Instagramed it.
I came home and unloaded the groceries and was super excited to make my chocolate mint tea. That’s when I discovered that I forgot to put it in my cart and actually buy it!! bahaha FAIL. I will have to go back!!!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) July 6, 2012 at 9:33 am

i know you said it’s not a recipe, but i really like the idea of waking up to cold tea in the mornings! and this version sounds incredible!

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Emily M. July 6, 2012 at 9:35 am

Love the new blog banner. Looks so rustic yet fresh for summer. Hope you’re keeping cool with this heat wave we’re having in Ontario.
Happy weekend.

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Shana July 6, 2012 at 9:35 am

Love the new header. :)

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Ashley Dodge July 6, 2012 at 9:44 am

Mmm chocolate chai- iced chai is one of my favorite drinks! I’ll have to make this.

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Erica { EricaDHouse.com } July 6, 2012 at 9:46 am

Love the blog header! I have not had iced chai tea in forever – I used to make huge batches of it. Thanks for reminding me I still have about 6 boxes of it in my stockpile lol.

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Sara July 6, 2012 at 10:01 am

I’ve been enjoying Pomegranate Green Tea by The Republic of Tea. For me it’s a perfect balance of fruit and green tea. Usually when I buy fruity teas they are too tart for me, but this tea is lightly flavored with pomegranate without overbearing the tea itself. And the green tea helps keep me awake in the morning ;-)

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Brooke July 6, 2012 at 10:06 am

What do you mean lightroom? Do you develop your film? Totally fascinated with your photography skills.

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Alyssa July 6, 2012 at 10:13 am

Love the new header, favorite so far! Oh, I am such a coffee girl, I love tea but it just doesn’t get as much attention as my coffee. But Chai is my favorite, so I will have to check this out. I am going to have to try your chill method with some of my favorite teas that I cherish when it is cold outside.

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Moni Meals July 6, 2012 at 10:15 am

What a great recipe and I will look at the header on a different computer as the other readers said so I can really see it’s Full beauty. :-)

You do such an awesome job always Angela!

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janetha [meals & moves] July 6, 2012 at 10:22 am

love the header!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 6, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Thanks Janetha!

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Tracy July 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

Hi, did you leave the tea bags in overnight ?.. Btw love love love your site!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Yup I sure did :) Love it strong!

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Brittany July 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

That tea sounds delicious! I cant seem to find how to buy some online, and I live in the US (their website says it isnt sold here). Any ideas?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 6, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Hmm I dont think they sell it online unfortunately! It’s found in some grocery stores in Canada, but not sure if the PC line is carried anywhere in the US.

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Deborah July 6, 2012 at 10:40 am

Lovely idea – thanks! Where have you gotten the mug? Love that too!

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Stefanie @TheNewHealthy July 6, 2012 at 10:48 am

Mmmm, this sounds delicious! I always have iced coffee and iced tea (green) in the fridge – but I need to try this as well. And your new header is so fresh and summery. :)

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Sarah L. July 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

Great new header! Looks fine on my Chrome :) I love the PC Chocolate Chai too!

PS. I am likely moving to Oakville in August, right around the corner from Organic Garage…hope to bump into you sometime there! :)

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Danielle July 6, 2012 at 10:58 am

Love the new blog header! Cherries are one of my all-time favorite fruits!

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Lauren July 6, 2012 at 11:05 am

I have Chrome, and the header looks great! Not distorted.

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Destini July 6, 2012 at 11:17 am

I loved your last header….but I think I may love this one more!!

FANTASTIC JOb!

Oh and that tea is also one of my favorites

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Kasandra July 6, 2012 at 11:27 am

Yum! Rishi makes an Organic Loose-Leaf Chocolate Chai that I LOVE, and am known to do the same with :) Though I like to do it Indian-style, warming the chai in the pot with the milk and sweetner, then straining out the leaves. Then I refridgerate and serve in a mason jar full of ice – no need to worry about the ice melting, I slurp it up too fast!! Thanks for sharing, I need to revisit this sweet summer treat! New header looks wonderful.

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Wendy July 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Bought some of the Rishi today! Love it!

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Lina July 6, 2012 at 11:30 am

I JUST made this and stuck it in the freezer. I used chai tea and added a bit of cocoa powder, put in the milk, and then a bit of fresh stevia instead of maple syrup. SO GOOD!

Keep up all the good work, Angela! I’m only 15 but I love your blog and everything is so delicious…I am planning on making the lentil walnut loaf for my family this week and know it will turn out FANTASTIC!

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Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes July 6, 2012 at 11:34 am

Sounds amazing! Beautiful new blog header!

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Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning July 6, 2012 at 11:44 am

LOVE the new header (but then again, I’ve been a big fan of all of your headers!). I’ve been wanting to redesign mine for… ever? I just need to carve out the time to do it!
The tea sounds divine!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks July 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm

LOVE the new header! Great job, Ange!

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Becky July 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Summer = homemade iced coffee. It makes mornings wonderful! I put the coffee in a french press over night to cold brew it, then press the top down in the morning- voila! Delicious.

Here are some pics!
http://cornervegan.blogspot.com/2012/06/frosty-coffee.html

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 6, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I’ve heard of that method and Im dying to try it & use my press again. Maybe this weekend! Thanks for the link.

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Becky July 7, 2012 at 6:33 pm

No problem. It’s funny because I like hot coffee brewed rather than pressed, even though the french press is supposedly ideal for making good, strong coffee; but, for iced coffee I can’t beat it!

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Allison Welton July 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Are there any Mac users who know how to get the new header up? I’m still not completely mac literate. Thanks!

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JessicaE July 6, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I rarely comment but I LOVE the new header.

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Beth @ Tasty Yummies July 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Beautiful new header!! I love it – the colors are perfect! If you ever wanna collab – I’d love to take one of your photos and design a header with some custom typography for you, maybe even something hand drawn! Would be so so fun! You can see our work (my hubby and I) here http://heroandsound.com/store/ and here http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeroDesignStudio

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Thanks for your offer Beth! I checked out your designs and everything is beautiful. :)

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Tiffany July 6, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I always enjoy your beautiful photography. I love the new header :)

I made your blueberry shortcake pancakes this morning. I used light coconut milk in place of almond milk and they were delicious! The whole family loved them. Thank you for all of your lovely recipes.

Hope you have a great Friday and weekend.

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Kristin July 6, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Yum! I will have to look out for that tea next time i’m at the super store. The PC brand chocolate mint tea is also really good and chocolatey!

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Jackie K. July 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

This looks sooo freaking good! I love using mason jars as glasses, it makes everything seem cuter in my opinion :) Definitely buying this tea on my next grocery run.

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Crystal July 6, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Love the header! So clean and fresh looking!

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Jane July 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm

since i loved your old blog header, i hated to see it go – until i saw the new one! perfect summer.

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Anna @ The Guiltless Life July 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I always squeal a bit when I see your name pop up in Chatelaine! And I LOVE the new header. The font especially is great!

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Willow July 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm

LOVE the new header! The cherry as the ‘O’ is just brilliant!

And that tea sounds incredible… I need to remember to make tea the night before, because whenever I think of it during the day I always decide it will take too long to chill it. Will have to try that flavor, too, it sounds divine!

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Lisa @ The Raw Serenity July 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

That tea looks and sounds great!
Unfortunately I can’t have caffeine so i’ll try and find a similar tea that is caffeine free.
The new header looks great! love it x

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Cheryl July 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm

LOVE LOVE the new header….I’ve liked them all and those crumble bars…WOW! You amaze me with your talent…..

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luv what you do July 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm

That tea looks incredible! I have been on a huge iced tea kick and would love a sweet and caffeinated way to start my morning. I have just started adding almond milk to my tea and I LOVE it!

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Michelle @ Live Loudly July 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Thanks for sharing this idea! I would have never thought of picking this tea up from Superstore but now it’s added to my shopping list. This would be perfect to have after dinner on the patio.
Love the new header by the way. The red cherries and color of the font is perfect!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
-Michelle

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Thanks Michelle, I hope you enjoy the tea! I hear they also have a chocolate mint and Im dying to try it…

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[email protected] July 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm

That looks fantastic! Perhaps this will be one of my new summer drinks.
I also love iced soy lattes or coffee and strawberry shakes (frozen strawberries and soy milk)
and of course Arnold Palmers.

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Revitalize with Stefania July 6, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Oooo I must make some tea so I have it iced in the morning!

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laura July 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm

The header is beautiful! love it.
& thanks for sharing the recipe, perfect for summertime. :)

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Tami Jo Eaton July 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I am planning a trip to Vancouver/Whistler at the end of this month. I am compiling a list of great ingredients I can get there. Where did you get the tea? I also find it strange that you get quite a few items at a tire store. I know you are closer to the East coast, but do you have any recommendations on places to see or eat at?

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Nadiya @ Milk and Honey July 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Chocolate Chai Tea :O Sounds like my two favorite flavours combined into one!

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Monica July 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I’ve tried PC teas before, but never found an outstanding flavor. The way you make it is so simple, and it still looks delicious. I’d definitely try it iced because I can’t go near hot drinks in the summertime. Loving the new header!

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Julie July 6, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Can this tea be found in the US? Sounds amazing. The brand website does not leave me hopeful it is outside Canada. Sad person here…

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 6, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Sorry Julie Im not sure about that! Maybe I should do a giveaway ;)

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CeciliaT July 7, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Okay, I’ve done a search, and for peeps in the US, it looks like ordering Adagio Chocolate Chai is the best we can do (and who knows if it would taste the same). Otherwise, I found one place that I can order the PC Chocolate Chai (which would be my strong preference), but the cheapest shipping regarding of whether one box or three, would be $16 — way too steep for me! Now I understand why Canadians get upset when they can’t find a US product with reasonable shipping… I vote for the giveaway, Angela!!!

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Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} July 6, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I love your new header! Very nice.

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Alex July 6, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Where can I get this tea at? I must know!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 6, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I love that tea! I haven’t bought it in a while though. Right now I’m loving Yogi’s Egyptian Licorice tea – I’m totally hooked!

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Jennifer July 6, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I’ve been making endless pitchers of Tazo passion iced tea (it comes in big iced tea bags). I make it double strong and combine it with equal parts lemonade. So yummy and refreshing!

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Teagan July 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm

mmmm that tea looks sooo good right now! And I LOVE the new header!

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Lovelys July 6, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Ohhhh that sounds good! I will have to find that tea! I do enjoy a nice, ice cold glass of tea but I am hooked on iced coffee at the moment. I love to add just a bit of sweetened almond milk to it. So refreshing!

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Bek @ Crave July 6, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Your header looks awesome- it also is displaying perfectly in my Safari browser :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 9, 2012 at 1:58 pm

So glad to hear that, thanks!!

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susannah ludwig July 7, 2012 at 7:33 am

Do you know where I can order this online? It sounds delicious and I would love to try some!

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Michelle @ Esculent Dreams July 7, 2012 at 8:08 am

i love the idea of letting tea steep overnight in the fridge! how clever! (and how dumb I feel for not thinking of that sooner lol)

do you know how to refresh the page for macs? I’m trying to do Ctrl+F5 but it keeps bringing up voiceover..and the regular conversion of Command+F5 doesn’t work either…

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Amelia July 7, 2012 at 8:14 am

That tea sounds great… I don’t think any stores around here carry chcocolate chai. :(

LOVEEE the new header!

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RC @Just Add Cayenne July 7, 2012 at 8:24 am

I love doing this! I have several different brands/flavors I’ll have throughout the day. Right now, my fav chilled tea is plain black tea mixed with vanilla rooibos. I like it strong and use plenty of bags, and then add a little stevia after pouring in my work mug. Great post, I want to try the chocolate chai now!

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Sonal July 7, 2012 at 8:58 am

Ahh this really looks like something out of starbucks, so refreshing! Great idea to chill the night before :)

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Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy July 7, 2012 at 9:13 am

oh that sounds wonderful! i love tea too!

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Robyn July 7, 2012 at 9:16 am

Love the new header too,,,green tea all the way for me. I never think to have it cool or iced so now this will be a new something new for me. Your chocolate tea tea sounds very good…

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Marina July 7, 2012 at 10:15 am

Hi Angela,

love your new header!!! :-) And I just wanted to say thank you for all your great work and your regular posts & emails. Whenever I can I open and read them because I love your photos, recipes and personal stories!

Keep up your amazing work!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 9, 2012 at 7:36 am

Thank you Marina, you are so sweet to say that! I’m so happy you enjoy them. Take care.

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Lauren(PB&G) July 7, 2012 at 10:28 am

Love the new header! I’m a cherry fiend!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 9, 2012 at 7:36 am

Thanks Lauren, me too :)

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Ali @ Around the VeggieTable July 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Great idea! I might go brew some right now so that I can drink it this evening :)

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Jo-Anne July 7, 2012 at 5:28 pm

All I can say is THANK YOU!!! You are so inspiring. I have made so many of your recipes. The kale glow salad was phenomenal and the blueberry jam lasted less than two days. I can’t eat gluten and so many of your recipes are friendly to my diet. I never knew what hemp seeds or chia seeds were or even what nutritional yeast was. You have opened up a wonderful new world. I just ordered some really cool glass straws too. Where did you get the tea pot? I love the style.
Keep up the wonderful blog. I look forward to seeing what new recipe you have created.
Jo-Anne

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Ellen July 7, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Sun tea! Place one family size luzianne tea bag in a pitcher of tap water. Set outside in sun for 2-3 hours. (I cover the pitcher with a salad plate.) Pour in tall glass full of ice. It’s also good if steeped in the sun with a sprig or two of fresh mint. Perfect way to cool off in Texas on a hot day.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 9, 2012 at 7:34 am

I love that idea…not sure why I haven’t tried it yet!

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Stephanie @ The Fitness Adventures July 7, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Your teapot is so darling!

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Andrea July 7, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Thanks Angela! I didn’t even know they made chocolate chai tea. I bought some today and iced it and it was DELICIOUS! This is going to be a fabulous guilt-free treat.

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Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 7, 2012 at 11:19 pm

I love iced black mango tea with a splash of soy. We back it in a coffee shop and DC, and I just can’t get enough!

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Alicia July 8, 2012 at 12:06 am

I can’t WAIT to try this. Yummy!

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Katie July 8, 2012 at 4:33 am

I love that tea as well! I was surprised to love a tea from President’s Choice so much, but there it is. Great idea to brew it overnight and have it iced. Thanks!

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[email protected] weight and gain health July 8, 2012 at 5:40 am

I love the new header. Cherries are one of my favourite fruits and the part of England I live in is full of cherry orchards and they are just now ripe and ready to eat. I like the background you have used and it works perfectly too

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Elaine Glynn July 8, 2012 at 6:50 am

Love your blog and really liking the new header – fresh and modern. x

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 9, 2012 at 7:33 am

Thank you :)

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Laura July 8, 2012 at 8:11 am

Chocolate Rocket from David’s Tea in Toronto is excellent!
You should try it made the same way as you made this tea. (with creamer and sweetner)
It had a hint of rasberry & lots of delicious chocolate flavor. The vanilla rum flavor is also very good!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 9, 2012 at 7:33 am

Thanks for the suggestion!

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Magen July 8, 2012 at 8:35 am

Yet another recipe I’ve tried and LOVE.

One question… I see these reusable straws in all your posts but I can’t seem to find them on the internet! Where did you get them??

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Danica @ It's Progression July 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

love the new header, it’s just gorgeous!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 9, 2012 at 7:32 am

Thank you so much!

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Danielle July 8, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I’m in love! I think this will be my new warm weather beverage. I only have typical orange/black pekoe tea bags on hand but I couldn’t stop thinking about the chocolate part of this post. So I put one square of dark chocolate (chopped up) in my pot along with the tea bags and boiling water. It’s wonderful!

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AikoVenus July 8, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Mm, that drink sounds super yummy – kind of reminds me of those tasty Bolthouse drinks. ^^ And I absolutely love your new header! I’m working on a totally new blog layout, myself.

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Nikkilooch July 9, 2012 at 1:05 am

I love the new header. So pretty and perfect for summer. Cherries make everyone happy.

Thanks for the tips about the iced tea. I’m a tea drinker too and sometimes it’s just too hot to brew a boiling cup.

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Jo-Anne Smyth July 9, 2012 at 7:39 am

Love the tea pot! Where did you buy it?

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Jackie July 9, 2012 at 7:45 am

I made my tea last night and had my first taste this morning. Chocolate Chai perfection!!! I’ve always hated iced tea but I’m a convert now!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm

yay!!

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VeggieGirl July 9, 2012 at 8:30 am

Hi Angela!

Long time reader of your blog here and I was wondering if you could point me to some suitable recipes in your index for a picky/non-vegetarian man? My usual vegetarian dishes are too spicy/exotic for him (seitan, jalepeno infused mexican, goats cheese etc- all things he hates!) He is southern and likes mild bbq dishes and the only thing that was a hit with him have been my desserts + maple syrup bbq Tofu. Any suggestions for some kind of southern/bbq/mild vegetarian dish that will blow him away?!

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Allysia July 9, 2012 at 10:05 am

Mmm, Japanese sencha is one of my favorites too! The chocolate chai is a tea I would’ve never thought to buy (usually I’m not a fan of flavored teas) but how you prepare it sounds really, really good. And I’m also late to the iced latte boat – totally fell in love with them this summer when I accumulated a surplus of Starbucks gift cards. Can’t get enough bubble tea recently either!

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Triathlonbabe aka Grace July 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm

One of my favorite things to drink in the summer down here in hot and humid north Texas is infused water. I insert sliced cukes or different types of berries or watermelon in the infuser, then let it sit in the water for awhile…walah…ice cold fruity flavored waters. I also like fruit smoothies! YUM! Lovin the new blog header, just bought 3 lbs of cherries for our trip this week. Love cherries!

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Alicia G July 9, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Yum! I made one today from chocolate earl grey (I think from Target, was a gift) and it was AMAZING. I can’t wait for breakfast to the rest that is waiting in the fridge. Thanks!

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Tory July 9, 2012 at 10:06 pm

This looks awesome and I want to try it!!! BUT I can’t find this tea where I am (Tyler, Texas) and tried to find it online but was not able to. Is there something similar you could suggest? Thanks!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 10, 2012 at 8:38 am

Someone else mentioned another brand of chocolate tea in the comments section – I can’t recall the brand at the moment!

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Tory July 10, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Thanks, I see several!

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Margaret M. July 10, 2012 at 11:50 am

I’m a milk tea fan, so I think I’m gonna love this tea you have here, very creamy. I’ve gotta try this one out. And oh! you’re header looks really great, perfect for summer.

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debbie stevenson July 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm

so i guess we cant get that tea in the US? anything that comes close :(

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Adrienne July 11, 2012 at 3:59 am

Looks amazing! Where can I buy this tea online? I am living in England now and don’t think I can get this brand in stores. (I am on an American base though, and can get US mail). Thanks!

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allison July 11, 2012 at 9:49 am

my new fave summer drink is 3 tbsp of chia seeds stirred into a favorite cold drink (juice, tea, coconut water…whatever you like) and let sit in fridge overnight. OMG it makes me feel fancy and it’s cold and refreshing :-) especially after a morning workout or run

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allison July 11, 2012 at 9:52 am

i bet if you throw some icecubes in it and throw it in the magic bullet you’ll have a divine iced drink like from Tim’s :-) only healthy….can’t wait to let my 14 year old try it.

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Rachel July 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

cute header! It looks like summer time :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 11, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Thanks Rachel!

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Megan Lewis July 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I like to freeze some into ice cubes and pour more tea over the top… it is a great way to keep your tea chilled and non-diluted. :)

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Allie Finch July 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Chilled tea is wonderful. My favorite is to simmer a few whole cloves, cracked cardamon pods, half a cinnamon stick, & a couple slices of fresh ginger, covered, in water for about 20 minutes. Then I steep loose tea leaves in it before adding milk or raw honey. Last night I chilled it, then added hemp milk & vanilla. Perfect for after dinner snackiness. Maybe I’ll have to try a chocolate version.

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Laura July 14, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Iced mocha’s are my favorite to make in the summer! I buy Nestlé single serve instant coffe boxes. Take one of those bad boys, some cocoa powder, sweetener and dissolve in a few tablespoons of hot water. Mix with almond milk, add ice, straw, and enjoy!

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marni July 15, 2012 at 11:02 am

i’m delighted to have found you and adore your header. i’ve recently began feeding my body in a whole new way. first step was cutting out dairy and it’s made a huge difference in how i feel and look. love your recipes and photo’s, so inspiring.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Thank you! i’m so happy you enjoy the blog :)

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Jayne D. July 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm

We don’t have the President’s Choice brand here, but I found Guayaki Yerba Mate Mate Chocolatte tea and made it as you did yours. It’s really tasty. I like it any time of the day. I’m going to see if our local stores carry the Good Earth Cocoa Chai Tea also.

Thanks for a great summer treat.

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Ginny July 15, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Hi there, love this tea! What a great idea to do it iced :)
I just wanted to let you know that this is actually a herbal tea, so there’s no caffeine in it! Which is great when you want a herbal tea that doesn’t taste like fruit or mint :) But it doesn’t do much for you if you want a pick-me-up (or maybe it does…the placebo effect is pretty powerful)!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 16, 2012 at 10:07 am

Very true! I guess the only thing stopping it from being free of caffeine is the cocoa. Maybe that’s why it’s not labeled as such.

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Adam July 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Is that a glass straw in your chai tea glass? Or a glass spoon?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Yup it’s a glass straw by a company called Glass Dharma. They have an e-store on their website. :)

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Debs July 21, 2012 at 10:27 am

Angela, thank you for sharing about this tea. After reading your blog, I went right out and bought it, it is so delicious and smooth, I love it. My only question is if this tea is Gluten-Free? I’ve been diagnosed with Celiac Disease and I can’t find the answer anywhere.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 22, 2012 at 9:47 am

Hey Debs, Glad you enjoy it! Im not sure if its GF. I would try contacting the company for a confirmation. Take care!

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[email protected] Spirit Mommy July 31, 2012 at 12:35 am

Love love love that you shared this! I’m going to go do this now so I’ll have it to wake up to. :) I don’t have chocolate chai tea but I will definitely be trying that. :) Thank you!

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Jennifer September 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Just tried this today …but a steaming version for ths crip Fall weather. Yummy, thanks for the tip about that tea! Used my magic bullet to froth the almond milk and sprinkled cinnamon on top. Delicious!

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kath November 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Thank you so much for your recipes!!! Im 14 and a vegan (mostly any way ) and gluten/sugar free and probable couldn’t stay on track without your recipes.

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Jordan January 10, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Okay so this may sound stupid, but how would I turn that recipe into a hot tea? Where I live it will stay cold for another two months and I can’t wait that long to try it out! Will it mes up my almond milk if I try to heat it up? Thanks!

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Grace April 8, 2013 at 7:37 pm

It’s a lovely recipe! I bought a PC’s chocolate chai tea today and i’m gonna try it tonight! Thank you for sharing this recipe! I really like your glass jar with a rooster. Can I know where did you get it?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 9, 2013 at 8:27 am

Good question – I think it was from a dish store in NYC! I can’t think of the name…fishy eddies maybe?

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Jenna A July 19, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Where do I find the President’s Choice Chocolate Chai tea? I am dying to try!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 23, 2013 at 8:31 am

Loblaws carries it I believe :)

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Joanna Clarke July 22, 2013 at 11:19 am

Mmmm…this looks delish. Would coconut milk work just as well as almond?

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Christine August 24, 2014 at 5:47 pm

I am dying to try this, but can’t seem to figure out where to buy it. I’m having trouble finding it online even. Do you order it from a website?

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