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Oprah Chai debuts today at Starbucks stores around the country. Here's one British writer's (Brit=tea expert) opinion of the brew: "It smells of gingerbread. Artificial gingerbread. Gingerbread syrup. Not a good start. But, nonetheless, a sip. And … it's tea. Tea swathed in frothed milk sweetened to within an inch of its long, UHT life. But tea...Teavana Oprah Chai is merely vaguely spicy, very sweet tea that would be instantly forgettable if it wasn't so queasily cloying." [Guardian]