I’m reviewing this one for Mike the founder of ’It’s All About the Leaf’ tea blog (http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/).
I grew up drinking Celestial Seasonings teas and it was (and still is) a staple in my mom’s cupboard; but for some reason I never got around to trying this particular one even though ‘Sleepytime’ is one of the standard CS blends. For once CS seems to have made a herbal tea without hibiscus being involved (thankfully). Out of the box it smells quite herbal with a strong odor of mint. More in-depth sniffing revealed a sweet vanilla-y odor lurking in the background.
There’s not really a whole lot of vanilla that I can taste in the tea itself and I think that’s partially due to the fact that the mint and chamomile are such strong, aromatic herbs that they drown out any subtleties in this tea.