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Only 88º today? Feels like Christmas!

It’s late August in Austin, Texas, and our summer high temperatures have only been reaching into the gentle 90’s. This is what we refer to as “spring-like weather” here.  Usually, by this time of year, we’re suffering through heat that puts Aquanet users at serious risk of having their hair-do combust upon leaving the house.

But on days when Austinites suffer through the sensation that a giant blowdryer is trained directly on our city, we’re at least comforted by the hope our notoriously brutal heat has surely prevented at least one person from moving here that day. It’s not that we don’t like new people– we do, we really do. We’re just not sure where we’ll put all of you, and it wouldn’t surprise Luscious if Austin has to build some sort of intake center for refugee hipsters. American Apparel can pass out goodie bags at the entrance and Fader magazine can put up a big tent and…  oh, wait, we already have that, it’s called South By Southwest.

Anyway, all we’re trying to say is, okay, we acknowledge that sometimes it’s too hot to drink Luscious Chai. To drink it HOT that is.  Here’s a chai-licious take on the classic strawberry-banana smooth, refreshing and cold like a snowy  day in Austin. Well, actually it only snows, like, once every six years here, but if it snowed chai-spiced strawberries, it would be just like this cold and delicious concoction:

strawberry smoothie

Strawberry Chai Smoothie

1 cup halved strawberries, fresh or lightly defrosted frozen
1 sliced frozen banana
1 cup cold sweetened vanilla almond milk
1-2 tablespoons Luscious Chai mix
1 tablespoons honey

Put it in a blender, mix her up. Trust us on the strawberry-chai spice combo: sweet, fruity, a little spicy, creamy, and caffeine-y.   Like any hipster worth his summertime knit cap, you’ll want to get some Luscious Chai before we “make it big”.  You can order here:
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