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So I have a confession to make. Even though I’ve primarily drank loose leaf for the past two years or so, I’ve been re-indulging in Celestial Seasonings teas lately, especially this one. I don’t know what it is about CS that attracts me, a loose leaf drinker, to go out of my way and find some of the rarer ones. Maybe it’s the cute cover arts (especially this one- I mean, it features bears painting candy canes- what’s not to like?!). Or maybe it’s the nostalgic novice tea drinking years of my life. I remember getting into tea around the time I started my first year of college. Freshman year was a great year for me and very exciting. It’s no surprise that tea held a very special place in my life, especially CS teas which I drank very often.

So, I see no reason for not enjoying a bagged tea occasionally… or even often as it’s the case with this tea! I love the cooling simplicity of this tea. It’s minty and slightly green with a touch of comforting vanilla. There really isn’t a wrong way to brew this tea. Even though CS recommends cooler water (they consider it a green tea), I haven’t found this tea really anything more than an herbal with a tad of green to it. The only way I can pull out the green tea flavor is to let the bag infuse for 15 or so minutes. Even then, I swear it might just me mentally thinking it’s there. The big point is, though, the tea won’t run bitter on you. I’ve had this brewing for two hours once and it still tasted good!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
SimplyJenW

This is excellent iced! And it is still one of my favorite green teas…. ;)

Vicki Guillem ☀

Love celestial.

Nurvilya

hear hear!

Indigobloom

I think they put something in these teas… I to am addicted to one of theirs, the royal benghal tiger. So good…

Vicki Guillem ☀

^^ I think they do…

Brittany

They must add something because for a bagged tea I always keep coming back for more!

potatowedges

I feel the same way about Celestial…I generally stick to just loose teas, but I make an exception for theirs. So good.

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SimplyJenW

This is excellent iced! And it is still one of my favorite green teas…. ;)

Vicki Guillem ☀

Love celestial.

Nurvilya

hear hear!

Indigobloom

I think they put something in these teas… I to am addicted to one of theirs, the royal benghal tiger. So good…

Vicki Guillem ☀

^^ I think they do…

Brittany

They must add something because for a bagged tea I always keep coming back for more!

potatowedges

I feel the same way about Celestial…I generally stick to just loose teas, but I make an exception for theirs. So good.

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I’m currently attending college. I’m just about done with my undergraduate study in art history. In my free time I love playing piano (Chopin!) and composing music. I also enjoy writing poetry. Really, I just love the Romantic period in art (with the exception of the visual arts- go figure) and continually draw my inspiration from that era.

I’m very interested in nutrition and using herbs to heal. Herbs also taste great, so that’s just another bonus! Before I got into tea, I got into herbs first. I think I’m pretty weird in this regard. I can’t imagine many people would find drinking a decoction made from tree bark to be very tasty… and yet I do. Purely for taste, I love peppermint and ginger more than any other herb. I could, and do, drink those almost daily. I also love rooibos and honeybush.

I have a penchant for Indian & Chinese black teas and Japanese greens, but I’ll try anything once. I’m trying to get into other types of tea as well. I prefer to drink my teas plain, but I’ll very seldom add honey to some herbs (ginger).

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