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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Wade Loves Toni. Chai Latte Style.

There's a certain excitement I get when I pop a Chai Latte Kcup in the brewer. I lean in close to the cup in anticipation of the memories brought on by the simple scent of this particular Kcup. We all have scent memories and I love when they hit unexpectedly. 

Wade introduced me to Chai. I was a Starbucks creature of habit, a pro at Americano with extra shots, all Frappuccino's, Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate and Passion Tea Lemonade. He was amazed the day he found out I had never tried Chai and so he bought me a Chai Frappuccino. Oh my goodness! It was delicious and opened up a whole line of chai drinks which are now my favorite. 

It's not just the memory of my first chai although, I remember exactly which Starbucks we were at and what time of day it was. It's the happiness of the time. The incredible love I felt for this man. The joy he got from introducing me to something new. I can see it all in my head and smell it. And it's the best.

The smell becomes my memories of being the constant passenger next to Wade with my arm looped through his and my head on his shoulder. We'd talk about our lives and our future. We knew we'd have a future together early on and I was excited. Just the scent of Chai puts a smile on my face and in my heart. 


  1. LOVE! Okay, so your new design...it is amazing!!

  2. Chai tea is gross, Wade is weird.